Used Car Buying 


Can shopping for used vehicles be stressful? Absolutely. Should it have to be? Not at all! All you really need is the right used car buying checklist, so Auffenberg Ford Belleville has put one together on your behalf.

Whether shopping for a used Ford F-150 or a used Ford Fusion, you should:

That might be all you need, but if you've got questions, we break down the checklist so you can be sure to be happy with the used car you drive away with.

Your Used Car Buying Checklist

  • Do your research: There are plenty of used vehicles out there, so research models in your chosen class (i.e., sedan or SUV), then make a list of top options (which is sure to have some Ford models on it). From there, you can browse inventory online day or night!

  • Ask the right questions: You should know how many miles are on the odometer, what the current condition is, whether the car has been in an accident, how many previous owners there have been, and other information about the vehicle's age and use.

  • Inspect the vehicle: Keep a sharp eye out for signs of repair or floor damage. Check for rust and make sure all the lights work.

  • Take a test drive: Don’t just stick to the parking lot – go on a decent test drive from Belleville, and be sure to hit the highway -- make sure you can reach up to 60 mph. You want to know the vehicle can handle going longer distances, as well as around town.

  • Get a vehicle history report: Write down the used vehicle’s 17-digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and get a history report from a site like Autocheck or CARFAX. Anything you need to know will be on that report.

Berg is the Word When it Comes to Used Cars

Drivers from Belleville to O'Fallon and further know that Berg is the word when shopping for a used car, and we have an extensive selection of all makes and models – including quite a few used and Certified Ford vehicles. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your way to driving a car you can afford and depend on.

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