Shopping for used cars, can often be a tedious and time-consuming task. So, before you make a hasty decision, be sure to honestly answer these five questions before you purchase your next used car.

1. What Do I Need?

The first thing to think about are your must-haves for your vehicle. If you do a lot of driving, maybe this means a fuel-efficient vehicle. If you need something for your family, you will probably want a car with a lot of space.

2. What Do I Want?

Now, think about features that you would consider perks. Maybe this includes heated seats or wireless device charging, or perhaps an advanced safety system like blind spot monitoring.

3. What’s My Budget?

Once you know what you need and what you want, you can start narrowing down your choices by considering your budget. But, don’t just focus on the overall price. Think about how much you can use for a down payment and what you’re comfortable paying every month.

4. Should I Trade in a Vehicle?

If you have an old vehicle that you want replaced, then consider the trade-in process. By trading in your old vehicle, it will be taken off your hands, and can be used towards the down payment of your upcoming used car purchase.

5. How’s My Credit?

Your credit score will play a role in the financing process. While it may not preclude you from getting a loan, it could have a big impact on your interest rate. This is why it’s important to know your score ahead of time.

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