1. Most important of all is to determine whether the truck is a good investment option for you. Consider the price and consider how many miles it has on the odometer. Is it worth the money in your wallet? Will it provide you with the longevity you need for the next few years?
  2. Figure out the car’s history, either through a CarFax or asking the person you are buying it from (whether it’s our team or an individual seller). How many accidents has it been in, if any? Has it been consistently maintained? All of these factors can affect its durability on the road.
  3. See if you can spot any body rust. Body rust can be a sign of bad overall maintenance. If you notice a lot of rust on the vehicle, it may be because the vehicle has not been taken care of well.
  4. Figure out if anything needs to be replaced. Part of the benefit of buying a used car is the competitive price and enticing investment opportunity it presents you. If, however, you need to replace a bunch of parts soon after buying the car, it may not have actually saved you that much. Make sure you know if anything needs to be replaced, and roughly how much that will cost, before putting money down.
  5. Know when to walk away. This can be hard, especially if you are in need of a vehicle. However, it’s important to be able to walk away from a car and a deal when it doesn’t work for you. If it has too many miles on the odometer, isn’t well-taken care of, or needs a lot of work it may not be the best investment opportunity for you. There are a lot of cars out there, so don’t be afraid to do a longer search.

If you would like to learn more about our used trucks, or if you have any questions about the purchasing process, we invite you to visit us at Sioux Falls Ford Lincoln in Sioux Falls, SD. Our team would be proud to help you schedule a test drive with your preferred automotive option.

We are proud to serve drivers in Brandon, SD; Mitchell, SD; Harrisburg, SD; and Luverne, MN.

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