- Impressive selection of used vehicles on the lot
- Loyalty VIP program for all customers
- Shuttle rides to and from the YVR airport
- iPad loaner offered while your vehicle is being serviced
- Available winter tire storage
Buying Guide: Used Cars for Students
Used Car Buying Guide
Are you looking for a pre-owned car that fits your budget and your expectations but aren’t confident that you know where to get started? Let the team at Richmond Chrysler offer some insight into what steps are important to take to ensure that you’re on the right path to getting the vehicle you want.
It’s always a good point to commit yourself to research. Start by narrowing down the options to a manufacturer or a type of vehicle that you’re sure will meet your expectations. There are few things worse than being too hasty and buying a car that doesn’t have the look, the amenities, or the feel that matches your needs and wants. Take all the time you need to create a list of potential vehicles and then refer to the inventory listings at Richmond Chrysler to find the ones that fit the profile. Check out our used car buying guide for you.
After you’ve had the opportunity to look through the online listings, it’s always a good policy to request a Carproof report if it is available. This will give you a breakdown of the history and experiences corresponding to the vehicle prior to arriving on our lot. Knowing where and what your vehicle has been up to previously will allow you to make a more informed decision and leaves out any ambiguity that could otherwise cast doubt on an otherwise fine vehicle.
If you find a car that has its share of accident reports, it’s a practical process to eliminate these from your search. Again, this should add to your peace of mind, knowing that the vehicle you’re going to drive away in has a clean, respectable record. While on the topic of reviewing reports, we recommend looking into how many owners the vehicle has had in the past. It is entirely possible that a vehicle with numerous owners is fine, but as a general rule it’s a good point to look for a pre-owned car that has had as few as possible.
As we move forward into a more open and information-accessible era, drivers will continue to benefit from knowing more about the vehicles they are interested in purchasing. This can be a statement as wide as learning about the previous owner’s driving habits and maintenance schedules to seeing if the vehicle received the care it deserved under their supervision.
All of this improves the possibilities of driving home a vehicle that will last as opposed to one that has complications you would otherwise have uncovered if you had spent a little more time looking into the situation. It’s a good idea as well to have a few options to consider when you get to the test drive point of your search. Doing so will give you a better idea of what is available on the market and, as is often the case, provide you with insight into how other vehicles in the class or in other classes drive.
The Best Dealership to Find Your Next Car- Richmond Chrysler
Join us today at Richmond Chrysler and get the service that you deserve from a company that understands, anticipates, and addresses your needs with a commitment to providing the best experience every time you join us.
We are proud to support an impressive selection of new and pre-owned models at Richmond Chrysler. Located at 5491 Parkwood Way in Richmond, our friendly attitude and extensive selection of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM vehicles is among the largest in the Lower Mainland – and our service is simply the best around. We look forward to seeing you soon and being an effective part of your search!