What to Look for in a Used Car Dealer

If you’re thinking about buying a new car – or a new-to-you car – there are a number of important details to consider. Your budget and the type of car you want/need are both essential, but just as important is who you’re buying the car from! If you’re considering buying a used car, here are some of the things to look for in a used car dealer.

Make sure the used car dealer offers a car history report. This is a report that lists important information about the vehicle you are thinking about buying. Vehicle history reports contain information on car registration records, details about any major accidents or repairs, and information on any liens on the vehicle. Both UCDA and CarProof history reports are good, and a dealer that offers both is covering all bases.

At the very least, make sure that the used car dealer offers a Safety Standard Certificate (SSC) with every car. This is a certificate issued by a Ministry of Transportation-approved Motor Vehicle Inspection Station (MVIS) once a vehicle has passed a safety inspection. This inspection covers the minimum safety requirements for vehicles in Ontario.

These two things are great, but there are dealers out there who go above and beyond. We believe that, just because a car is used, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be safe, and while a car history report and SSC are crucial, there are other – better – ways to ensure the car is safe as possible.

We offer the highest safety standards testing in Ontario. Rigorous safety testing is done on each and every one of the cars we sell before it even gets listed. You can be sure that the car you purchase is going to get you from point A to point B, safely. We never sell vehicles that have been involved in an accident, so you can be sure your vehicle is as safe as it can be.

We also offer a 30-day warranty on mechanicals. If you drive off the lot, and something goes wrong, just bring it back and we will fix it. We stand behind our cars.

At Prudent Value Cars, we offer superior pre-owned vehicles with competitive financing for people with bad credit. We can help you find and finance a car in as little as one day, and even help you find the best insurance as the lowest rate.

Call us today at 1.888.852.7647 or visit www.prudentvaluecars.com to see our inventory.




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