What to Look for When Buying a Used Carin El Cajon


Looking for used cars in the El Cajon area or elsewhere? Here’s a quick checklist you can follow when buying used cars.

  • Do your homework. WHat kind of car do you want? Model year? Narrow down your list first.
  • Take a look at pricing tool like KBB to figure out what the market price for your chosen model is.
  • Ask lots of questions and get a VIN report. How many owners have there been? Has the car been involved in any accidents?
  • Bring along a mechanic to do a physical inspection of the car to verify the info from the report.
  • Take a test drive. Seriously, you don’t want to forget this step – though we doubt that you would. Make sure the car steers well, the brakes are in good condition, and other features like wipers, lights, and the AC work perfectly.
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Rock Auto Group
Rock Auto Group
464 W Main St
El Cajon, CA, 92020 United States
Rock Auto Group 32.79535, -116.96759.