Used Car Buying FAQs


Used car shopping is becoming more popular by the day across the country. Drivers have seen the advantages of shopping for a used car, truck, or SUV for their next ride, and now it’s time for you to join the movement as well. Your first step in your research process starts here.

Our team is here to answer all your used car buying FAQs. Knowledge is power, and our rundown will have you feeling confident as you tour Augusta and North Augusta, Georgia, and Aiken, South Carolina. Read on to see what our team at Murphy Auto Group has developed before you browse our many great used cars for sale!


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About the Car’s History

As the name implies, a used car has had at least one previous owner. That means it’s been out in the world and traveling all over the area before you found it. It’s important to have an idea of what its past drives have been like.

When it comes to the used car’s past, many answers can be found in a vehicle history report. You’ll get background information that helps you learn more about your potential new ride. Here are some potential questions to ask when you’re checking out a used car.

  • How many previous owners were there?
  • Has it been in any accidents?
  • Are there service records available?

Having this information will give you a clear picture of what the car has been through. That will help you see if the car in question is one you want to keep pursuing.


Condition and Status of the Car

Next, you’ll want to learn more about the specifics regarding the car. Each used vehicle is unique due to its history. This creates a lot of variety in used car inventories, which is one of the more appealing parts of used car shopping.

There’s more to a car than its appearance, however. These are questions you should ask when getting to know more about the used car that draws your eye. These include:

  • How old is the car?
  • What’s the car’s mileage?
  • What maintenance will the car need?
  • Are the features inside the car functioning?

When you know more about your car, you’ll be more confident in your decision once it’s time to hit the road.


Financing

Financing Options

Lastly, it’s time to learn about your financing options. When you shop for your used car from our dealership, you’ll have a team of experts on your side to help guide you through the process. They’ve helped countless other area drivers get behind the wheel of their favorite used cars.

While our team will learn more about you, there’s even more you can ask as well. Our friendly and knowledgeable experts will help you get all the info you need.

  • What are my different financing options?
  • What will my monthly payments be?
  • How much credit can I get for my trade-in?

Our team has heard it all, and they’re ready to help. Their goal is to see you drive off in an excellent used car!


Use Your Knowledge From Used Car FAQs

When you ask the right questions, you’ll be feeling confident as you go out into the world of Augusta and North Augusta, GA, and Aiken, SC. Find your next used car on our website and contact Murphy Auto Group to schedule a test drive!


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