What should I look for in a used vehicle?
Best features to look for when shopping for a used car
What should you look for in a pre-owned vehicle? There are several features you should consider when choosing a used car. Our guide below can help you make an informed decision and get the best vehicle available. Check out our online pre-owned vehicle inventory or visit us at Carl Black Orlando in Orlando, FL.
Used vehicle mileage and pricing
The more miles a vehicle has, the less it will cost. If you’re trying to save as much money as possible, it’s worth looking into high-mileage vehicles for a bargain. However, if you plan to keep your vehicle for more than five years, we recommend mileage under 150,000. Lower is better. A vehicle under 50,000 miles should last you a long time, possibly a full decade or more if you take good care of it.
Pre-owned vehicle flaws to check for
Some issues are easily fixable. If the seats are a little stained or torn, there are always seat covers. Other flaws though can cost a lot to fix, or they might lead to larger issues. Here are a few things to check for.
- The tire tread should be deep. Bald spots on the tires mean you’ll have to replace those right away, which can be a big cost after buying a vehicle.
- Rust can become a bigger issue. Rust could be caused by a number of things, but one thing we know is that rust is liable to get worse if left unchecked.
- Radios and air conditioners should be checked. If you use these features, make sure to check them before a purchase.
Best features to get in your next vehicle
Now that you know the basics of what to look for when you’re shopping for a used vehicle in Orlando, FL, it’s time to talk about the fun stuff. When you’re ready to buy a used car, make sure you’re getting the latest and greatest features. You can use our online inventory search filters to find vehicles with the following:
- Adaptive cruise control and other driver-assist features
- Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and other connectivity features
- Cooled seats, heated seats, memory seats, and power-adjustable seats
- Wireless phone charging, remote start, and other convenience features
- Much more!