There's a lot that goes into buying a used car, from making sure the vehicle is mechanically sound to ensuring you can afford the monthly payments. While buying a used car can be a risky investment, there are quite a few ways to ensure that you're getting a sound car that will last for years to come. Take the proper steps and precautions to avoid having major problems down the road by checking out our used car buying guide.




The most important part of buying a used car takes place before you even begin looking at vehicles. Determine what you can afford, in terms of a monthly payment, while taking any down payment you currently have into account. Spending more than you can afford is never a good thing and can result in significant damage to your credit if you default on a car.




Once you've determined what you can afford, do some research to determine what vehicles fall into that price range that best fit your needs. Many drivers fail to get the car that's best for them, like a family crossover, and instead opt for a sporty compact sedan.


A new vehicle is also a long-term investment, so take your future into account. If you're currently single, try to get an idea of what the future may hold for you. If kids, pets, or travel are in the mix, take that into consideration when buying a used car.




Buying a used car without properly inspecting it is a recipe for disaster. The car could have major mechanical problems or be on its last legs. Look under the hood and undercarriage, at the very least. Check for leaking fluids, rust, or anything that looks out of the ordinary. Having a professional mechanic that you trust perform a full inspection will cost a few hundred dollars but could save you from a very expensive mistake.

However, to eliminate the fuss, check out our inventory of fully-inspected used vehicles here at Shults Hyundai! Call or stop by today and we'll help you find the vehicle that's right for you.

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Shults Hyundai

181 E Fairmount Ave.
Directions Lakewood, NY 14750

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