What to Look for When Buying A Used Car: Part 2 | Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge


Welcome back! So, you’re halfway through our used car buying tips. Soon enough, you’ll be on the hunt for your perfect used car in Brooklyn Park. We left off with asking for a safety and history report on the vehicle you’re interested in. Click here to read Part 1. Up next: the test drive!

Thorough Test Drive

Okay, this part is crucial, so pay close attention. It’s time to take this used car in Brooklyn Park on a test drive. There are 4 key things that you need to note during the test drive:


In order to conduct a thorough test drive, you must know what to look and listen for. First, have a seat. Get yourself comfortable. If you’re not comfortable during a little test drive, chances are that you won’t be comfortable driving this car long-term. So, comfort is definitely important.


Next, you’ll want to adjust the mirrors, wheel and seat so that you can operate the vehicle effectively. Do you have good visibility once everything has been adjusted? Do you have a clear view of the speedometer, odometer, et cetera, after you’ve made all the adjustments? These are all important questions that you need to be able to answer “yes” to.


Are all the dashboard lights working properly? Turn the key all the way without starting it to get a view of this. Then, start the car and see if there are any lights on that should not be on.

Abnormal Sounds

Listen for any abnormal tapping or ticking sounds upon first starting the engine. After driving a bit, take note of the steering wheel. Is it shaking or vibrating? It shouldn’t.

Financing Options

Once your used car has passed the test drive you can move on to the financial part of the deal. Make sure that you have plenty of financing options available.

At Luther Brookdale Chrysler Jeep Dodge, we have many financing options. It doesn’t matter if you have good credit or bad credit.

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