Are you looking for a budget-friendly ride to take on all your new adventures around San Leandro, Fremont, and San Jose, California? Do you know what to look for when inspecting your top choices? Our team at San Leandro Hyundai is here to prep you for your used car buying experience!
Here, we’ll tell you how you can research before you visit us, what to bring to the dealership, what you’ll look for during the inspection, and what you should take note of during the test drive. Let's get started.
To help you narrow down your options, you can search our used car inventory on our website before visiting our used car dealer. You’ll have full access to our used Hyundai selection. You can even search for your preferred vehicle by features, body style, connectivity, and more!
Since you’ll be inspecting your top choices to make sure which one is the right pick for you, we recommend bringing a notebook and a pen so you can take down any notes.
If any questions came up while you were researching, make sure to write them down in your notebook. This way, you can remember to ask those questions to our vehicle experts!
Used cars are great because they’re budget-friendly for first-time buyers, and you can find some real gems for a reduced price. However, to make sure you get the most bang for your buck, you’re going to want to inspect the vehicle in person. During your inspection, follow our used car buying checklist!
The first thing you should check is the condition of the exterior and the tires. You should take note of any irregularities or damages, such as:
Is a clean cabin a big selling point for you? Is a fully functional climate control system a necessity? To make sure you’re getting all the comforts and amenities you want and need, keep an eye out for any of these features:
If you know how to check the fluids under the hood, we recommend taking a look at these key fluids:
If you’re not sure how to check, our vehicle experts can give you a hand. You can also bring someone with you who can help.
If you’ve found a used car that fits all your criteria, your next step would be to take a test drive. This is a crucial part of your buying experience. While you’re out on the road, make sure you take mental notes of these key elements and controls:
After reading our used car buying checklist, are you ready to start your personal shopping experience? If so, swing by San Leandro Hyundai near San Leandro, Fremont, and San Jose, CA. If you have any questions or want to see what else you should look for during inspection, we’re happy to help!