Before you buy a used car from Red Noland Pre-Owned Center, you want to be fully prepared. We want you to feel confident about your purchase as well! That’s why we’ve created this helpful FAQ page for Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills, Fort Carson, and Canon City, CO, drivers.
Read on to find the answer to your questions. If you want personalized assistance, though, feel free to contact our finance team by phone or online!
Before starting your search for a used car, consider how much you want to spend. Used vehicles can range widely in price. Figuring out the upper and the lower range of your budget will help you narrow down your choices as well as make a smart financial decision.
Your dealership representative will also be better able to assist you with finding the appropriate car and curating your payment plan when you let him or her know your budget.
Your reason for getting a used car can be as simple as needing a reliable form of transportation. However, you might need a vehicle with certain capabilities and features to be able to go off-roading, tow heavy cargo, or have enough room to transport your whole family.
Be clear on what you will be using your pre-owned vehicle for. That way, you can focus your efforts on finding the perfect vehicle rather than on models that seem nice but don’t actually offer what you need.
It’s always good to have options. Considering a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle offers you a range of used vehicles with added benefits. If you want extra protection on your next used car, like manufacturer-backed warranties, it will be worth it to ask your dealer if the model you’re interested in is available in the certified pre-owned inventory.
You should always be able to take a car for a test drive, especially at a dealership. Doing this allows you to make sure you enjoy how the car feels and that the mechanical components are all in working order. With a test drive, you’ll also be able to ensure that the doors, the windows, the lights, and the electrical components work.
While an open recall doesn’t necessarily mean you shouldn’t purchase a used car, it does indicate that you should weigh your options carefully. On the one hand, the previous vehicle owner might have brought the car to the dealer to have the recall issue resolved. In this case, you’re good to go.
On the other hand, the previous driver might not have had the issue resolved. In this case, it will be up to you to schedule and pay for the necessary repair services. They might be minor and may only involve an inspection. However, it’s important for you to know this information so that you can make the right decision.
Still have some lingering questions? Maybe you want to ask about a specific used vehicle you saw in our inventory? Whatever you need help with, the Red Noland Pre-Owned Center team is happy to assist.
We welcome any and all questions from Colorado Springs, Cimarron Hills, Fort Carson, and Canon City, Colorado, drivers. Don’t hesitate to get in contact with us!