Questions usually arise when you’re considering buying a pre-owned car, so San Leandro Hyundai came up with our Used Car FAQ page. For those who are considering buying one, we have answers so that San Leandro, Fremont, and San Jose, California, shoppers can move forward with their purchase.
When you purchase a used car, you’re not only getting this year’s model. You can choose from multiple years. This also leaves your options open to a wider range of brands and vehicles including popular, bestselling models.
Many gently used pre-owned cars come packed with trusted features but at a more affordable range. If you pick a model that’s only a few years old, it may be just as high-tech as the newest ride you come across. This extends your options to more reasonably priced luxury vehicles so you can ride in style.
Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars elevate your used vehicle choices to a higher level. These vehicles will wow you with their bonus features.
Although both these types of vehicles are used, a certified pre-owned model must fulfill certain requirements to be eligible. Both sets of vehicles go through service examinations, but a CPO must pass a 173-point inspection.
A car of this stature must be under five years old and show less than 60,000 miles on the odometer. You’re allowed to get warranty coverage, which may not be available with traditional used rides. Roadside assistance may be included as well.
Talk to a sales consultant at our dealership about what types of cars you may be interested in. A consultant will locate prospective vehicles and let you know what they can offer you. Our online search lets you pick out the features you want most and what years, gas mileage, and more you prefer.
If you already created a list of possible vehicles, start looking them up online. Several sites can present a full picture of each model on your list. Go to the US News & World Report site and visit their cars section. This section dedicates multiple pages to every car you can imagine. You can also check out Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds.com for even more insight about the vehicles you like.
When you take a test drive, you’re getting a valuable experience that gets you acquainted with a car. Do not miss this opportunity to try it out, and make sure that you note important factors. Does the seat feel comfortable? Do you have enough visibility?
Put on the air conditioner and makes sure that it operates. If you smell burning oil, a technician may need to correct this. Most dealerships will inform you about its latest service and when it occurred.
Also, make sure to examine the exterior, including the tires and how they look. If they’re cracked and look old, they may need to be updated. Check for any other areas that may look askew.
We hope the used car FAQ page answered your most burning questions. For those who have more questions, San Leandro Hyundai would love to talk to interested San Leandro, Fremont, and San Jose, CA, customers. How about during your scheduled test drive?
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