How To Buy a Used Car

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We’re striving to become your premier vehicle dealership in the Bay Shore area. We’ve got a comprehensive selection of models for you to choose from within our new and pre-owned inventory, making it easy for you to find the right one for your Smithtown lifestyle. While there’s certainly plenty to appreciate about our new vehicles, we know that many of you are interested in opting for a pre-owned vehicle instead.



Choosing a used car from our dealership comes with many advantages but you should still know what to look for when you’re buying a used car. Our used car buying tips will help you ensure that you’re getting a high-quality ride that won’t let you down on the Huntington roads. Find out what to ask when buying a used car and what to look for when buying a used car today with Atlantic Chevrolet!

Used Car Buying Tips

When you purchase a pre-owned vehicle from our dealership, you can rest assured that you’re getting a high-quality vehicle for your Medford adventures. However, you don’t just have to take our word for it. Discover what to look for when buying a used car and what to ask when buying a used car from our dealership and elsewhere below:

What To Look for When Buying a Used Car

  • Know Your Limits: When you’re purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, keeping the vehicle’s price in mind is important. You don’t want to overspend and it’s a good idea to consider not only the vehicle’s price but also other costs as well. Things like insurance, maintenance, registration fees, and more should be well within your spending limits when purchasing a vehicle.
  • Take a Test Drive: It’s hard to know if the vehicle you’re interested in is actually a good fit for your needs unless you take it on a test drive. Discover the features and driving dynamics of your potential new vehicle when you schedule a test drive.
  • Research: It’s important to look up reviews and ownership experiences to narrow down your vehicle search. Look for information from real-world owners and automotive experts to help you decide which vehicle is right for your needs.

What To Ask When Buying a Used Car

  • Maintenance History: A high-mileage, well-maintained vehicle can often be a good choice compared to a low-mileage one that has been neglected.
  • Recalls: Open recalls should be performed immediately on a vehicle you’re interested in. Recalls are often safety items that need to be addressed.
  • Warranty: Knowing if the vehicle has any leftover warranties can help you prepare for the future should any unexpected repairs come up.

We’ve Got All the Used Car Buying Tips You Need at Atlantic Chevrolet!

Purchasing a pre-owned vehicle doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated. Contact our team today to discover how easy we make the car buying process!


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