A Quick Car Buying Survivors Guide

It is that time; time to buy a new car. Do you struggle choosing the right car, or knowing what to look for in a car? You are not alone! In fact, many people don’t know what to look for when buying a new car, that’s why I have put together a quick car buying survivors guide!

A Quick Car Buying Survivors Guide

Check the Mileage

Mileage plays a key part in determining how much life the car actually has left. Cosmetically the car may look great, but if it is over 100,000 miles, be prepared for some tender loving care.

Look Under the Car

Most people look under the hood, but have you thought about looking at the body under the car? Check the body of the car for severe rust, corrosion, or holes. Your best bet is to get on your back and scoot all the way under it to fully inspect it.

Take it at Top Speeds

Without getting pulled over, take your car at higher speeds than city driving. If you have to take it out on the toll road or a state highway. You may not notice a problem in a car until you take it out for a longer drive.

Be Patient

I know you need a car like yesterday, but it is important to be patient. Take the car to a mechanic to get it checked out, or wait a few days to make a decision. You never want to get stuck with a car that isn’t best for you.

Be Upfront with How Much You Want to Spend

Dealerships are always going to go a little higher than what you want to spend. So, if you only have $5,000 to spend on a vehicle, tell the dealer you only have $4,000. Chances are they will find you a car closer to $5,000. Be sure to check out Rouen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for all of your vehicle needs.


When it comes to buying a car, you can never be too careful. Keep these tips in mind and shop frugally!

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