Searching for the Best Used Car

When it’s time to begin the search for your next vehicle, it can be hard to make sure you’ve covered all of your bases, especially when buying used! Murray Mazda is bringing you some tips that will help make your used car search as easy and stress-free as possible. Check out the advice below then start browsing our used vehicle inventory to get on your way to buying your next pre-owned car, truck, crossover, or SUV.

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  Start with a Budget

Start with a Budget

The first step is figuring out how much money you can spend so that you’ll have an idea of where to start. Your budget will allow you to see if you’ll need to search for cars built within the last few years, or those that are a bit older. When creating your budget, make sure to set aside some estimates for gas, maintenance, and emergency repairs.

When you determine your budget, you can also consider purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle, which has a warranty backed by the manufacturer.

Put Together a List of Vehicle Makes + Models

Put Together a List of Vehicle Makes + Models

After determining what you can afford, you can start putting together a list of some vehicles that meet the majority of your needs. At Murray Mazda, we not only carry used Mazdas but a variety of other brands as well. Whether you’re looking for a Chevrolet Silverado truck or an Acura sedan, we have you covered.

Take Some Test Drives

Take Some Test Drives

The only way to truly know which used vehicle you should purchase is by going on test drives. Narrow down your list of vehicles from the previous step and get behind the wheel! This way, not only can you inspect the exterior of each pre-owned vehicle, but you can also get a feel for the handling, responsiveness, and overall comfort of your potential car. The team at Murray Mazda will never make you feel like you need to rush through a test drive, and you can take as many as you need! We know how important it is to test out a vehicle from all aspects. We also encourage you to bring any of your gear or children’s seats if applicable. Even just measurements will help us see if the car, truck, or SUV you’re interested in will work for your needs.

When you’re ready to start the process, call Murray Mazda! We can’t wait to help you along this exciting journey of purchasing a vehicle!