Buying a used car in Bothell and the surrounding areas can be a confusing experience. You might feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options. Do you buy from a private seller? Do you go to a dealership? Do you need a mechanic to inspect some of the pre-owned cars for sale in Bothell before you purchase? These are all legitimate questions. Well, let us help you out.
You Need a Mechanic
When buying a used car, you have no idea what that car has been through. You can check the odometer on the car to see how many miles it has. However, this is only a small part of the story. Also, odometers can be rolled back so that the true number of miles is not represented. This is not a common practice for any vehicles except classic cars, but it is not unheard of. Most importantly though is that pre-owned cars for sale can have problems that are not represented by the number of miles.
Flooding is a serious concern when buying a used car. Water only needs to rise a few feet to be high enough to enter into a car through cracks in the doors. This is not the only way a car floods, though. A heavy rain can cause water to build up in a car’s interior. This most often occurs in the trunk of a car since water runs off the roof and the back windshield creating a miniature flood on the top of the vehicle.
A pre-owned cars dealer in Bothell such as Rich’s Car Corner has mechanics on staff. We inspect every vehicle that comes onto our lot for a variety of common and uncommon issues.
You Should Come to a Dealership
In addition to mechanics, a pre-owned cars dealer will have a much greater selection of cars than you will find in the classifieds or on the internet. The cars will have all been inspected and certified to be reliable. Also, they will be cleaned, repaired, and fueled up. Minor repairs might not seem like a big deal when you’re buying a vehicle from a private seller, but depending on what needs to be done, you might end up with a much bigger repair than you planned. With a dealership, you know that the repairs have already been performed and the only thing you need to do is drive the car off the lot. The cars will also be cleaned. That new car smell is something everyone talks about, and you will be missing out on it if you buy your car from a private seller. You won’t have to worry about cleaning the vehicle or any sort of moisture damage.