To Buy A Used Car in Pittsburgh
1) Figure out what type
of car best suits your needs. Although you may have always dreamed of
owning an exotic sports car, practical considerations may not make this the
best type of vehicle for you. If you
have a family, you would be better off with a roomy family sedan; or, if you
have a large family, you may need a 7 passengers SUV or mini-van to accommodate
everyone. Pittsburgh also can have tough
winters, so if you live on top of one of its many steep hills or cobble-stone
streets, consider a 4 wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle. Finally if you drive a lot and are on a tight
budget, a vehicle’s gas mileage is more important than if you only drive short
distances. Used Car World of West
Liberty has a large selection and variety of vehicles to suit almost any of
your vehicle needs.
2) Make a budget and
determine how much you can afford to spend on a vehicle. Life is full of expenses, including housing,
utilities, food, health care, and transportation. Making a budget that lists your income and
expenses is the best way to determine how much you can afford to spend on a
used car. After all your other expenses
are paid, see how much is left over for your vehicle payments, gas, and vehicle
maintenance and repair. Even the best
vehicle needs routine maintenance, including oil changes, brakes, exhaust, etc.
and this should be included in your budget to ensure a happy vehicle ownership
experience. Used Car World and its
lenders will work hard to ensure that your vehicle payments will fit your
3) Locate pre-owned
vehicles for sale in your area. Now
you’re ready to locate pre-owned vehicles that suit your needs and your
budget. It can be challenging shopping
for a car online. Many dealerships have
very little information about their cars listed on their website. They may also have very few pictures of the
vehicle available or pictures that are small and hard to see. Used Car World of West Liberty prides itself
on listing as much information about a vehicle as practical and having multiple
exterior and interior pictures of every vehicle available for you to view from
the comfort of your home or office. We
do the work so you don’t have to, making your car selection process care-free
4) Make sure the
vehicles you are looking at have a current Pennsylvania State Emissions and
Safety Inspection. Fortunately
Pennsylvania has one of the county’s most rigorous state inspection policies
and procedures to ensure that vehicles on the road are safe. At Used Car World of West Liberty we go the
extra mile to make sure that all our vehicles have current PA emissions and
safety inspection completed prior to the sale.
You take your family’s safety seriously and so do we. We partner with an independent network of
Pennsylvania State Licensed motor vehicle repair facilities to service and
inspect all our vehicles before we put them on our lot. Finally, remember Pennsylvania’s strict
vehicle inspection laws before driving hours to view that “incredible deal” on
vehicles in other states. That “great
deal” may not be so great when you take your vehicle to get inspected in
5) Check the
vehicle’s history report.
A car can be maintained and inspected but still have had problems that
aren’t visible to the naked eye. That’s
why Used Car World of West Liberty has chosen to be a Carfax Advantage Dealer
and offers a free Carfax report on every vehicle in our inventory. The Carfax vehicle history report is an
important tool to determine if a used vehicle has an open recall or has previously
been involved in a serious collision that damaged its frame or drivetrain. It can also list prior ownership, repair and
maintenance history. This information is
extremely helpful in selecting a quality pre-owned vehicle which is why Used
Car World if proud to be a Carfax Advantage Dealer.
6) Contact dealers
and make an appointment to view and drive the vehicle.
Now that you’ve narrowed your list to cars that meet your needs and budget, are
inspected and have a favorable history report, it’s time to go see and drive
the vehicles you’ve selected. Avoid any
dealer that discourages test drives.
Used Car World of West Liberty encourages prospective customers to test
drive its vehicles to ensure a satisfactory buying experience.
7) Close the deal. Once you found the right vehicle for you and
your family it’s time to close the deal.
Negotiate the best deal possible with your salesperson. You
also need to make sure you have insurance for the car you just bought before
you drive it away. Review the dealership
sales contract thoroughly. It lists the
cost of the vehicle, a documentation fee, sales tax and license fees. Also, the salesperson may try to sell you a
number of additional items such as an additional warranty, anti-theft devices,
prepaid service plans or fabric protection. Some people want the peace of mind
that comes with extended warranties, so this is something you might want to consider. Used Car World of West Liberty does not sell
any “add-ons” except extended warranties, which offer additional protection
against unforeseen mechanical breakdowns.