Shop for a used car like a pro with these smart tips from Mazda Gallery!

Let's be honest folks, when it comes to buying used cars here in Massachusetts, we've all heard the horror stories. They always start with someone buying a used car online or off someone's front yard, and end with something like…

  • …and then it broke down a mile from where they bought it.
  • …and it was nothing like what was advertised online.
  • …the car ran great, but turned out to be infested with ravenous vampire bats!

Okay, maybe not that last one, but you get the idea. The point is we're all looking for ways to make sure our next used car buying experience doesn't turn into a horror story, and we want to help here at Mazda Gallery. After all, we're not just one of the premier Mazda dealers near the greater Boston, Natick, Wellesley, and Quincy, MA areas; our Norwood, MA dealership is also a great place to shop for a quality used car as well. So, here are a few tips to ensure those used car shopping horror stories don't happen to you!
 

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Top 3 tips for used car shopping here in Massachusetts

  1. Do your homework

    If you see a used car you're interested in, read up on it. A good first place to look is Kelley Blue Book, as you'll find a lot of useful information on any given models' reliability, cost-of-ownership, pro's, con's, etc.

  2. Look at it

    Seriously, give the car a once over…and then a twice-over…and then a thrice-over for good measure. No picture online is as good as looking at a car with your own two eyes. Here in Massachusetts, you're going to want to seriously look over the exterior. Check for rust on the body, undercarriage, and most importantly, under the hood. Check every part of the interior, including upholstery and door seals. Take lots of pictures as well so you can come back to them later.

  3. Test drive it

    This one really should be obvious, but many drivers overlook it. You want to have some serious time behind the wheel, so don't hesitate to try out your daily commute or take it one the highway. Most importantly, during your test drive, you'll want let your car run idle for at least 30 seconds while on a flat surface and do a leak test. Leaking fluid can be a clear sign that the used car you're test driving is going to need some serious maintenance.

Of course, one of the best ways to be certain you're getting a great used car is to simply shop with Mazda Gallery. At our Norwood, MA dealership, we host a wide variety of outstanding used cars for sale. And with plenty of low-mileage used cars and used cars with vehicle history reports to choose from, you're almost certain to find something that catches your eye when you shop with Mazda Gallery. Stop by our Norwood, MA dealership to browse our selection of used cars for sale today!

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