Tips On Buying A Quality Used Car

by | Oct 10, 2017 | Automobile

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Cars that have been treated well by the original owner can be a great deal. They can be new enough to have all the modern features you expect in today’s vehicles but old enough that the previous owner has absorbed a hefty chunk of the depreciation.

If you are looking for a quality used Volvo in Algonquin there are a few timely tips that may make the task enjoyable.

Always start by setting your budget:

When shopping for any car, used or new, put “first things first,” set a realistic budget. Without this, it is going to be hard to focus your attention on the type of used car that you can comfortably buy.

There is a big difference in what you can spend and what you should spend. Being in a position to afford the purchase does not necessarily mean that is your best option. Although the number varies and doesn’t apply across the board, it is recommended that you limit your car payments to maximum 20 percent of your net pay monthly. Always consider other expenses, most of which go up, not down due to inflationary pressures; groceries, rent, utilities, utility bills, etc.

Now start looking for the ideal used car:

There are many used cars and a number of ways they are categorized:

CPO: Certified pre-owned cars are those that have been taken in trade or returned off lease, they are usually no more than three years old, low mileage and have been thoroughly inspected and repaired where necessary and they come with a warranty.

Non-CPO: If your budget will not let you move into a CPO car there are many great cars available that are “used but not abused.” It may take a little more homework to identify the best car for you but the savings can be considerable and the value is equally high.

Regardless of which used Volvo in Algonquin that you settle on because it’s a Volvo you know it is an excellent car that will give you years of trouble-free service.

If you have done your research and settled on a used Volvo in Algonquin you are invited to visit McGrath Volvo Cars Barrington. McGrath Volvo has the best selection of used Volvo’s at highly competitive prices.

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