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For those people looking to buy a new automobile, a used car may be the perfect option. If you have a teen driver in the house, the best recommendation is not spending the money on a new car. There are many positives in buying a used car in which will make those long worrisome nights waiting for your child to come home a lot more reassuring.  However, there should be a few things to check about a used car before purchasing one.

  • When buying a used car you definitely want to ask how many miles the car has. This can help you determine the value of the car and how long it has left before its days are numbered. So in simpler terms, the higher the mileage the less likely you should be interested in the car.
  • One of the most important things to do before buying a new car is asking about the condition of the car. This can help you make a list of pro’s and con’s about the car. Make sure to get the carfax from the owner, so you know they aren’t lying.
  • Buying a used car can be seen as a blind date in a way. First, you do not know the person selling you the car and you do not know if that person is honest. There are certain things you can do to make sure the car is not a piece of junk. One example is asking the owner if they are willing to let you get the car inspected independently. This is a good option to make sure the owner is not telling you lies about how good of shape the car is in.
  • One thing most people forget is that the cars appearance can sometimes distract you from how well it actually drives. Before getting distracted by the exterior, ask the owner how long they are willing to let you test drive the car. It is easy to say that you should never buy a car before driving it first, even if it is a brand new car.
  • It is also important to know if the owner is selling any other used cars and where they were bought from. By doing this, you can develop a little understanding about the history of cars the owner is purchasing and selling.


Buying a care used can have many positives, especially if you are trying to save money. It is always necessary to do plenty of research about what type of used cars are out there and if they are worth your money. Obviously there are situations when buying a used car does not turn out for the best. But it is a risk to take when you are trying to save money.

There are also many places you can purchase new cars. Do not just limit yourself to independent owners or ads you found on craigslist. Sometimes it is better to visit different dealerships and see what types of used cars they have on their lots. This way you would be talking to professionals who know a lot about the car. They also have to be honest because that would be against the law. Buying a used car can save you a lot of money but make sure you do plenty of research before making any decisions.

Christie Walker a single mother, decides to purshase a used car for her seventeen year old son because it is cheaper then buying a new one.