What To Know Before Buying A Used Car

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What To Know Before Buying A Used Car

Searching for a vehicle can often be difficult due to the price of new models exceeding average budgets leading to altered purchasing decisions. Thus, browsing used cars is the best alternative and a route that can offer many benefits. However, like all vehicles, there are bound to be some challenges associated with this route. So continue reading to gain insight into what you should know before buying a used car, and when you're ready to get started or have any questions, contact Route 18 CJDR today.

Set A Car-Buying Budget

The best preliminary step before searching for a used vehicle is to set a budget and discover what you can afford. This includes reviewing the cost of interest on a car loan, how much you'll have to pay to insure the car, and maintenance costs after purchase. It is, therefore, important to keep in mind that the older the vehicle, the more maintenance it may require in the future. Therefore, we recommend reviewing each option thoroughly to calculate future expenses roughly. Luckily, our expert financial team can assist in creating the most cost-efficient budget to browse inventory and put your mind at ease.

Find The Best Used Car

When starting the search, there will be plenty of options with attractive prices. However, not all dealerships can provide quality used cars, which can lead to more expensive purchases. Luckily, Route 18 CJDR takes the time to review each used vehicle that enters our establishment. Suppose you decide you have a vehicle set to pursue. In that case, we suggest utilizing CarFinder to help navigate our inventory and filter your preferences to help uncover a used car that fits within your budget. Another tip is to review what features you want in a used vehicle. Depending on your lifestyle, you may require extra space for passengers or a fuel-efficient model to save money on your commute. Our staff is confident in helping you uncover the ideal vehicle to acclimate to your daily schedule regardless of your driving style.

Review The Car's History

As soon as you know what kind of used vehicle you want to purchase, reviewing them separately can help you solidify your decision and ensure that you notice all critical factors. The first item you can check is the vehicle history report. This document can provide important information, including maintenance and accident history. This information can guide you to an option with a clean title. Next, we recommend test-driving the car to determine how it will perform outside the dealership and indicate if there are separate issues when driving. At Route 18 CJDR, we thoroughly review each used vehicle that enters our lot and ensure the car is deemed safe by our certified technicians.

Consider Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

While used cars often present attractive prices, they may have an extensive history and require further repairs to ensure an efficient ride. Therefore, our certified pre-owned cars can blend affordability with manufacturer-backed warranty coverage. These vehicles are typically a few years old with minimal miles to their name and are often returned at the end of leases or driven very lightly. This option can put one's mind at ease as our dealership requires every certified pre-owned vehicle to undergo a comprehensive inspection and pass rigorous tests to guarantee its safety. In addition, certified pre-owned vehicles can offer great financing deals, and luckily for customers shopping at Route 18 CJDR, this is no different. Our establishment can save shoppers top dollar on a certified pre-owned purchase and help establish a perfect fit with the various brands found within our lot. While this option tends to be more expensive, there are more benefits than a typical used vehicle to provide peace of mind on the road.

Purchase Your Next Vehicle At Route 18 CJDR

The team at Route 18 CJDR is eager to get you started on your used-car-buying journey and will help you navigate our inventory to find your perfect fit. We constantly receive used inventory and encourage shoppers to discover the additional benefits when pursuing a used vehicle. Regardless of the reason for your visit, our team will do everything possible to ensure your satisfaction. So, to get started, check out our online inventory, or visit our dealership in East Brunswick today!



Route 18 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

400 Route 18
Directions East Brunswick, NJ 08816-2303

  • Sales: (732)-416-4285
  • Service: 732-416-4211
  • Parts: 732-416-4206
  1. Route 18 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

    400 Route 18
    East Brunswick, NJ 08816-2303

    • Sales: (732)-416-4285
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