Looking for reliable used cars in Calgary? While the idea of buying a used vehicle (rather than a new vehicle) can seem a bit intimidating, there are tips that you can use to ensure a smooth experience. Here at CMP Auto, we carefully inspect all used vehicles that are brought on to our lot. Even if you are planning on purchasing one of our used vehicles, there is still information that you should be aware of. Before you start your search for a used vehicle, review the three main things you should know before buying.
What you are looking for in a vehicle
What are your expectations for your used vehicle? Do you need something affordable, and are willing to buy a high mileage vehicle that may require maintenance soon? Are you looking for a barely used vehicle in like-new condition? Are you willing to be flexible on the make and model? These are all questions you should ask yourself prior to starting your search for a used vehicle. Having a clear focus and proper expectations will help you know exactly what you want, and will allow you to better communicate with your dealer.
The vehicle’s history
A careful inspection of a used vehicle doesn’t mean that it is without flaws. Some used vehicles may have had minor problems in the past that are important to know. Ask about the vehicle’s maintenance history, number of previous owners, and if there is anything else important about the vehicle’s past.
Current maintenance information
Separate from the vehicle history, you should also inquire about the vehicle’s current maintenance information. Is the mileage almost at a point where the vehicle will require major routine maintenance? Will anything else need to be fixed or replaced in the near future? Not only can this information help you make your selection, but it can also prevent you from any surprise expenses down the road.
Explore our used vehicle inventory today!
Ready to browse our selection of pre-owned vehicles at our Calgary used car dealership? Our friendly and knowledgeable CMP Auto dealers can answer any questions you have about a used vehicle’s history, its features, and about getting the financing for your new-to-you vehicle. We look forward to your visit!