What to Look for in a Used Vehicle

Whether you’re a first-time car buyer or you’ve been burned in the past by being uninformed, you’re likely curious to know what things you should look out for when you buy a used vehicle. Tipton Hyundai in Brownsville, Texas, has put together a list of what you should pay attention to during your next test drive.

  1. Look for Leaks: When you buy a vehicle from a private party, it’s almost impossible to tell what the seller’s true intentions are behind getting rid of their vehicle. If you suspect they’re trying to offload a lemon, look under the vehicle for signs of leaks. Puddles of black, yellow, pink, or green fluid under the vehicle could be a sign something is wrong under the hood.
  • Don’t Skip the Test Drive: Even if you’ve taken a test drive of every Hyundai Elantra in Brownsville, Texas, you should still test drive every car you’re thinking about buying. Take note of any odd noises, dashboard warning lights, or brake issues.
  • Do Research: Many tools exist for buyers in the market for a pre-owned vehicle. You can look up recalls or common problems online before narrowing down which model you want, and you can also view a vehicle history report for a pre-owned vehicle purchased from Tipton Hyundai for a more detailed look at a specific vehicle.

If you’d rather skip the stress, you can visit Tipton Hyundai’s pre-owned lot to browse a carefully selected assortment of high-quality cars and SUVs.