Used Car Checklist

Shopping around for the right used car is an exciting process. Plus, there are a host of models to choose from around Jasper, Cullman, and Birmingham. So, how can you ensure you’re driving off with the proper ride? At Bill Penney CDJR, we’ve created a used car checklist we think will be helpful.

This checklist covers all the areas you’ll want to focus on when trying to identify the right used car. If you’re moving through the process and have questions, our friendly staff is always around to lend a hand!

Identify the Type of Used Car You Want

Employee speaking to customers in CDJR DealershipNowadays, there’s a long list of used vehicles you can choose from. Take our online inventory as an example. We have coupes, sedans, hatchbacks, crossovers, SUVs, trucks, minivans, and more. So the first thing you’ll want to do is identify which type of model fits your lifestyle. Do you need cargo space? Are you interested in high performance? Do you want to emphasize safety, off-roading, technology, or something else?

To help you make some decisions, our online inventory allows for easy car comparisons. Plus, we lay out all the features and specifications of each vehicle so you can see if it’s the right fit!

Get to Know Your Favorite Used Cars

Once you’ve whittled down your list of potential used cars to a few options, it’s time to start digging into each model. How many miles do they each have? Which one offers more passenger and cargo space? Do they all have the exact features you want, or does one used car offer more than the other?

There’s only so much research you can do online, though. If there are a few used cars in our inventory that you really like, coming by to test them out for yourself makes the most sense. That way, you can see how they behave on the road and whether they’re comfortable enough for you. Plus, you’ll get a sense of the car’s overall personality.

Understand the Used Car’s History

Employee speaking to a customer over used car paperworkIt’s important to learn about a used car’s past. How many previous owners has it had? Has the vehicle been in any accidents? Has the model had all the proper services it requires, such as regular oil changes?

These are the types of questions our staff will be happy to answer for you. Each used car on our lot is thoroughly vetted and serviced in our shop to ensure lasting quality. We’ll also provide the car’s vehicle history report that includes details about any previous accidents, the services it’s received, and more.

Build Your Budget and Drive Off the Lot!

After you’ve done all the research to determine which used car is right for your daily travels around Jasper, Birmingham, or Cullman, you can begin the financing process. To help, we have a financing center with expert advisors who’ll answer your questions and offer advice.

With the right financing plan in place, all that’s left is to drive off our Bill Penney CDJR lot and begin enjoying your used car!