Used Vehicle FAQs In Evansville, IN

Are used vehicles unreliable?

It's a stereotype that used cars aren't reliable. Many decades ago, vehicle design and engineering was not as advanced as it is now, and as a result cars did not last as long. This caused many people to dislike buying older cars because they would break down within a few years. Now, however, vehicles are made to be sturdy and last much longer, so a used car can last much longer than it once would have as long as you keep up with its service.

What are the benefits of buying a used car?

When you buy a used vehicle, you're obviously getting a good deal by cutting down on costs. Car insurance also charges less for used cars as opposed to new ones, and you have more variety and choices due to the many different kinds of makes and models out there on the market. And, as mentioned before, many used cars are just as reliable as newer options - and they depreciate less!

What does "depreciation" mean?

"Depreciation" refers to the gradual loss of value that all cars experience. New cars lose value as soon as they are driven off the dealer's lot, and the majority of a vehicle's value is lost within the first three years. A used car, especially one three years old or older, will depreciate much less and slower than a new car, meaning you'll get more bang for your buck if you decide to sell it later.

What should I research when buying used?

Before you buy a used car, you should look into a few things. First, decide how much money you're willing to spend and draw up a budget. After that, start researching which makes and models are the most reliable and get you the most value. You should also have an idea of what kind of vehicle you're looking for, such as a sedan, an SUV, etc.

What things should I look for when I test drive a used car?

The first thing you should do is inspect the exterior of the vehicle. Look for any damage that could be more than cosmetic, including the tires and undercarriage. You should also be wary of any warning lights, as well as test the quality of the HVAC system, the brakes, and whether or not there's any rattling or vibrating when driving at high speeds.

What should I do before purchasing a used car?

It is advised that you test-drive the used vehicle on a highway and take it to a trusted mechanic before you purchase it. This is so that you can have a pro evaluate the quality of the vehicle so that you don't run into any unexpected expenses or complications.

What kind of maintenance should I have done?

Regular maintenance should be performed on all vehicles, but used cars should be taken in for a checkup more often. In addition to the routine service schedule outlined in the owner's manual, check the oil dipstick once a month to ensure oil levels and quality are good, as well as regularly checking important parts of the vehicle like the brake system, belts and hoses, and tires.

What are Certified Pre-Owned programs?

If you're still nervous about the prospect of buying a used vehicle, you can opt for a Cetified Pre-Owned, or CPO, program instead, in which the automobile manufacturer subjects cars that have been turned back into the dealership to a rigorous inspection and restoration, then puts them back on the lot with a certification to prove its quality and reliability.

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Evansville Hyundai

4400 Division St
Directions Evansville, IN 47715

  • Sales: 812-473-4400
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  • Parts: 812-473-4400


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