What to Look for When Buying a Used Car: Part 1 | Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge


Used car shopping can be overwhelming. Not only are you met with the task to find the perfect car for you, but understanding that all used cars aren’t in great condition is intimidating. You may not know what to look for or listen for to ensure you’re getting a good car and a good deal.

Well, we have a few pieces of advice that will ensure a thorough experience when you set out to buy a used car in Brooklyn Center, MN.

Establish Your Budget

This is crucial. First, you have to figure out how much money you want to pay upfront and how much you have for total spend. Know your max budget and keep that in mind when negotiating later.

The Right Car

Do some research on the front-end. What kind of used car do you want? Start with type of car: sedan, luxury, wagon, SUV, etc. Then, start narrowing down by the make and the model. Be sure to check car reviews during this time, as well. This is the most time-consuming part, but, trust us, it is well worth it to be educated.

The next part of research involves checking online pricing. Kelley Blue Book is a great source for pricing.

Now, just look for used cars for sale in Brooklyn Center, MN. Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge has plenty to choose from. View our used inventory here.

History and Safety Report

Once you arrive at the dealership, tell the salesman if you have a car preference or if you have a couple of used cars you will be looking into. For each used car that you look at, be sure to request a history and safety report.

This will show you how well the car has been taken care of, which is really important in determining how long it will likely last. You don’t want a car with a poor maintenance history because it will likely give you much trouble.

At Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge you will find that we have certified pre-owned inventory as well, which allows for warranties with certain used vehicles.

Stay tuned for Part 2, where we’ll go over the final two, most important pieces of advice when shopping for used cars in Brooklyn Park, MN.

Have questions about used cars in Minnesota? Contact us here.

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