The Music City Autoplex Used Car Buying Checklist

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Our Used Car Checklist

Shopping for used cars can be a difficult proposition. Model years, trim levels, engine types, and so many other factors can vary between used cars! If you’re shopping for a used car in the Nashville area, you can take advantage of our used car checklist!

Take a look at our used car buying checklist before you visit our used car dealership near Hendersonville. It can help know what to look for when buying used cars. After checking off all that you need to know, visit our Madison dealership for a test drive. Also, apply for financing with our finance center to get the buying process started today!

Know Your Used Car Needs

Not everyone has the same needs when buying a new car. It’s important to think about how you’re going to use your vehicle before settling on one model over another. Consider the following before you create your used car buying checklist:

  • How far will you be driving your vehicle? How often will you drive it? Do you plan on racking up miles quickly? A lower-mileage used car may be in order to ensure its longevity. What about fuel economy? Long commutes mean more trips to the tank.
  • Do the car’s interior features sync with your technology? Do you require a vehicle that integrates with your Apple or Android device? How do you listen to music, or charge your devices on the go?
  • Who and what will you bring with you? Do you have a growing family? Do you need a vehicle that’s capable of towing? How much cargo space will you need? All are serious considerations to make.

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the average driver spends nearly an hour behind the wheel every day. Knowing what to look for when buying a used car can help you make the right decision. Learn more below.

What’s the Real Cost?

Have you found a car, truck, or SUV that suits you? Check our Monthly Payment Calculator to get an idea of how much you’ll be spending every month. Next, get a quote from your insurance company to factor into your monthly sum. It may also behoove you to think about how many miles you drive and punch in fuel economy numbers. By doing the above, you’ll better understand how much it will cost you to own your car each month!

Make a Deal With Us

Once you’ve identified the perfect car, truck, or SUV for you, it’s time to take a test drive. Before the test drive, you should be sure to inspect it for the following:

  • Inspect the tires for wear and make sure they match.
  • Check the used car’s undercarriage, engine, and body for rust and damage
  • Look over the interior for cleanliness, comfort, and size
  • Check the oil for the proper level and color
  • Check the coolant and radiator for leaks or corrosion

Be sure to test the car for acceleration, braking, shifting, and overall feel. Make note of any shaking, jerking, or even any smells and sounds. Inspect the engine for leaks, odors, and smoke when you’ve returned. Request and review the vehicle’s service records, receipts, and title. If possible, take the vehicle to an independent shop for a thorough pre-purchase inspection.

Upgrade Your Vehicle With Music City Autoplex 

When you shop at Music City Autoplex near Clarksville, you have peace of mind knowing our vehicles have been thoroughly inspected to ensure quality, durability, and longevity. If you have any questions about how we can help you with your used car search, don’t hesitate to contact us today! We have a host of used vehicle specials that will help you save.

If you have any questions about used car buying like, how often to change your spark plugs, what is good mileage for a used car, or buy here pay here lots, our team is always willing to help!

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