Buying a car can be a complicated process.
Buying a used car can be even more complicated. But it doesn’t have to be.
Granted, your choices are more limited than when buying a new car, but there are a lot of used cars out there to choose from, and buying pre-owned can get you a reliable car while saving you thousands of dollars in the long run.
First, it’s a good idea to make a target list of three different cars that fit your needs and your budget, according to Edmunds.com. You can obtain a vehicle history report for the car you're interested in buying through several different companies online.
If you’re concerned about the condition of your potential new-to-you vehicle, you can go through a reputable car dealer. They inspect the used vehicles they take in trade-in before they put them on the lot to sell.
You could also consider buying a certified pre-owned (CPO) car, which greatly simplifies the buying process, Edmunds advises.
Rod Baker Ford, in Plainfield, has an extensive inventory of used cars, including certified pre-owned vehicles. A Ford certified pre-owned vehicle goes through a 172-point check and includes a Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage for 12 months/12,000 miles covering more than 1000 components and a powertrain Limited Warranty Coverage for seven years/100,000 miles.
Certified pre-owned also comes with a Carfax report that includes any fire, flood and frame damage, salvage vehicles, accident and vehicle title history and any odometer issues. Plus, they include 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty coverage and complimentary 24/7 roadside assistance.
For more information and to test-drive a pre-owned vehicle, contact Rod Baker Ford at the number below.
Rod Baker Ford | 16101 Joliet Rd., Plainfield, IL 60586 | www.rodbakerford.com | 815.436.5681