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Steps To Buying A Used Car in Ajax, Ontario

When you realize you need to commit to a big purchase, such as a new car, it can be stressful. When in the market for a used vehicle, there are a few things that will help make the process a lot easier. Whether you think you're prepared or not, you should make a checklist of a few things that will prepare for your new vehicle.

The Steps To Buying A Used Car


The first step in preparing for your new purchase is to know what kind of car you want to drive for the next few years. You'll want to consider things like fuel economy, size, and engine size.

Pick Your Ideal Vehicle

Here is where you should think about what type of vehicle is convenient for you. Ask yourself what types of vehicles are practical for your everyday life. Will you need to carry things often? Will there be multiple people in your vehicle at times. These things matter and you don't want to overlook them before you make your purchase.

Set Your Budget

Next, you need to find the price range you are comfortable with before getting to the dealership. This amount should include the cost of the vehicle and the several fees associated with it as well. The cost of fuel, maintenance, taxes, plates, insurance and licensing fees are all things you should think about in this phase.


Sites like Kelly Blue Book will let you know what cars are the right fit for you. Then, after you know what you're looking for, it's helpful to perform a search for these cars in your area that meet your criteria. This step will save lots of time and energy, preventing you from travelling aimlessly around and not knowing exactly what you're looking for in the dealership.


There will usually be several places that you can search for your car in your area. Dealerships, third-party sites are typically your best bet. It's important in this stage to stick to the budget and other criteria you have set.


Now is the time that you see the vehicles that you've chosen. Contact the dealership and set up a time to inspect the car. When you arrive, you should do a thorough search for any signs of damage to the vehicle. After the initial test drive, ask questions about the state of the car. This step is when you inquire about the previous owners, regular maintenance, and any other topics that may prove that the vehicle is in good condition. A certified pre-owned car is a sign that the vehicle is in good shape.


There are four main talking points when it comes to the purchasing of a vehicle. Those points are down payments, monthly payments, overall vehicle price, and trade-in value. In the case of financing and leasing, both the down payment and monthly payment are the most malleable because other factors influence them. If you have a car to trade in, they will inspect your car as you did theirs, and the value you two agree on will reflect in the payments. If you don't have a trade-in, you can also negotiate on the used car's price.


Now, it's time to register your vehicle with the government. To do this, you will need to acquire insurance. Then you will need a driver's license, proof of purchase, safety and emissions test certificates, original vehicle permit, and finished UVIP forms. After that, you have to attain your license plates and sticker, and you're ready to go.


Congratulations, you are now a car owner. Don't forget to continue regular maintenance on your vehicle. Keeping your vehicle in excellent condition will save you many headaches down the road, especially if you plan on trading in this car someday. So keep your eyes on the road and enjoy your new vehicle.

Contact Us

If you are in the market for a used car, check out our used inventory to look at the wonderful vehicles we have for you. In addition, our Finance Centre is happy to answer any questions you have about leasing or financing. So contact us to begin your journey of becoming a used car owner today.