How to Find a Good Used Car

How to Find a Good Used Car


Are you trying to find a good used car around Milford, Manchester, and Middletown, CT? Then you’re in luck! There are so many to discover here at Key Cars. If you’re looking for that perfect used car for your unique lifestyle, the team at our dealership can help. Simply give us a call or stop by and chat one on one with a member of our team. You can also check out our guide here!

Here’s how to find a good used car:


Looking at Dealership

1.Decide on the Kind of Car You Want to Drive

Before you can visit the dealership and test out their inventory, you’ll need to take a moment to get clear on what you need from your next used car. Pre-owned inventories are full of variety, which means that you’ll have plenty of options to pick from.

So, what kind of lifestyle do you lead? Are you a solo commuter looking for a vehicle to drive to work? Then you may want a used sedan or compact SUV. If you need a lot of cargo room or passenger space, a full-size SUV may be a better fit for you.

Go ahead and browse through our inventory and take a look at the different body styles. This can help you get a good idea of your options and determine the right kind of used car for you.


Used Car Dealership

2.Ask Your Local Used Car Dealership for Recommendations

Your local used car dealership is a wealth of information when you’re shopping for a car. Their team is knowledgeable about every model on the lot, so they can help you determine whether it’s a good used car for your lifestyle. Tell them a little bit about yourself, and they can offer recommendations for a set of wheels that’ll fit your needs.

Plus, the used cars at our dealership have been inspected and tested to ensure their roadworthiness. So, you can feel confident when you get behind the wheel.


Looking at a car

3.Consider a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle

If you’re trying to find a good used car, then a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle may be a good option. These are used cars, but they often have fewer miles on the odometer and are a bit on the newer side. They’re a great fit for anyone who wants a used car that comes with a limited factory warranty.

CPO cars have also passed a rigorous multi-point inspection, completed by a factory-certified technician. The warranty usually includes complimentary roadside assistance, as well.


Checking Out Vehicle Online

4.View the Vehicle History Report

When you find a used car that you think will be a good fit for you, ask the dealership if you can see the vehicle history report (VHR). This will be a report by a company like CARFAX®. It uses the vehicle identification number (VIN) to keep an active record of the car’s history. The VHR includes information like:

  • Number of previous owners
  • Title and accident history
  • Odometer readings and rollback alerts
  • Maintenance records

The VHR may be available for a fee; however, it’s often complimentary with CPO vehicles.


Find a Used Car Today

The team at Key Cars can show you how to find a good used car. Start by visiting our dealership and checking out our inventory with a knowledgeable member of our team. When you see a pre-owned vehicle that you think will fit your lifestyle, we’ll get you into the driver’s seat for a test drive.

Contact us to test drive a used car today!


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