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Top 5 Questions to Research When Looking for a New Car

Top 5 Questions to Research When Looking for a New Car

Searching for the right new or used car can be difficult. You want to go in prepared physically, mentally, and financially. Buying a car is exciting, but you do not want to forget to ask the right questions. We here at Irvine Auto Center can help with these suggestions of what questions to ask when purchasing your next new car. Looking for a place to do that? Visit our dealerships here in Irvine, CA near Lake Forest and Long Beach, CA to find exactly what you are looking for!

Questions to Ask When Researching New Cars

  1. How long is the warranty, and what does it cover?- There are several types of warranties, and they range in duration of time and miles covered. It helps to know what others in the area are offering, so you know if your warranty is appropriate and competitive.
  1. May I see the repair history for the vehicle?- This only applies to used vehicles. Always obtain a vehicle crash report and a vehicle repair history, as wrecked vehicles tend to wear down faster and be less reliable. Dealers of used vehicles should know they need to be able to source this information for you. You can also typically look it up yourself.
  1. Can I have my own mechanic look over the vehicle?- A lot of repair shops will perform a pre-purchase inspection on the vehicle. This means they will look over the electrical, mechanical, suspension, and body of the vehicle for any signs that there may be an issue with the vehicle.
  1. Are there any dealership fees I need to know about up front?- Dealership fees are meant to cover the price of title and registration fees, as well as pay for the time it takes to process your sale. Be careful of these fees, as some charge much more than others.
  1. Can we test the Four-Wheel Drive?- Some people want to test the Four-Wheel Drive (4WD) capability before purchase. If the dealership doesn’t allow this, make sure you get it in writing that the 4WD system is covered under a warranty, so that you can test it out for yourself later.

Find your Dream Car in Irvine, CA at Irvine Auto Center

It is important to know what to look for when researching new cars. You need to be prepared to ask the right questions and be ready to hold the dealership up to their end of the bargain. Find the top selection of new and used cars for sale in Irvine. Come talk to your local experts at Irvine Auto Center. We can answer all of your questions, and ensure that you are confident with your next purchase near Fountain Valley, CA.

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