What To Look for When Buying a Used Car

2021 Lexus RX


Pre-owned vehicles come with many advantages. They’re often provided at a lower price than new vehicles and when you opt for one at our dealership, you can expect it to be of the highest quality. With that being said, knowing how to properly purchase a pre-owned vehicle can provide you with added peace of mind as you drive on the Colts Neck roads.



Pre-owned vehicles have been previously owned by someone else so you don’t always know what you’re getting. We do our best to hand-select many of our used vehicles so that you can enjoy a premium ride. But, if you decide to opt for a vehicle elsewhere, knowing what to ask when buying a used car can protect your investment. Discover how to purchase a pre-owned vehicle today with Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth!

What To Ask When Buying a Used Car

So, what to ask when buying a used car? Asking some important questions can help you better understand the vehicle that you’re potentially purchasing. This can give you an idea of the vehicle’s condition before you purchase it for your Holmdel commute. Here’s what to ask when buying a used car:

  • Are There Maintenance Records? – Sometimes, maintenance is more important than mileage so you’ll want to ensure that the vehicle you’re looking at has been properly maintained.
  • Can I See the History Report? – Similar to maintenance records, the history report can show you how many owners the vehicle has had and if it’s been in any accidents.
  • Can I Have the Vehicle Inspected? – Having a vehicle inspected before you purchase it can give you an idea of what issues you may run into in the future if you decide to take it home to Toms River.
  • Is There a Warranty? – Some pre-owned vehicles may have a transferable warranty that can add some extra protection when you purchase the vehicle.

Other Things To Keep in Mind

In addition to asking the right questions, there are some other things to keep in mind as well when you’re shopping for a pre-owned vehicle. Set yourself up for success by following these recommendations:

  • Don’t Overspend: In addition to the monthly car payment, consider things like insurance and registration fees so that you don’t overspend.
  • Read Reviews: Explore reviews from experts and real-world owners to determine if the vehicle you’re interested in fares well.
  • Test Drive: You can only learn so much about a vehicle by reading reviews. You also want to take it on a test drive if possible to determine if you are comfortable and if its driving dynamics fit your Oakhurst lifestyle.

Start Your Pre-Owned Vehicle Search at Ray Catena Lexus of Monmouth!

It’s not always easy finding the perfect pre-owned vehicle but with the help of our team, you’ll be driving around town in a high-class ride in no time. Contact us today to get started!


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