5 Questions You Gotta Ask When You’re Shopping For A Used Car

5 questions to ask for used vehicles

When you’re shopping for a used vehicle, you want to make sure you’re getting a good deal.

As your Black Hills area Honda dealer, we want you to be as informed as possible before deciding to buy.

So, make sure you ask these five important questions when you’re shopping for pre-owned vehicles in the Black Hills.

1. How many miles does the vehicle have?

Typically, the higher the mileage, the higher the wear and tear — and the higher the chance of things going wrong.

Be sure to ask not only how many miles the vehicle has but also what type of miles they are. Was the vehicle driven mostly in the Hills or just around town? The town car probably has less wear and tear.

If you’re looking for a used car that’s practically brand-new, browse our vehicles under 100,000 miles. We offer a three-month, 3,000-mile drivetrain warranty on all used vehicles that do not have any manufacturer’s warranty left!

2. How many owners has the vehicle had? 

Multiple owners can sometimes be a red flag. If a lot of other people didn’t want the vehicle, maybe you won’t either.

It’s also more difficult to know a vehicle’s full history if there were many owners, since important details could have been lost over time.

If a used car has had multiple owners, that doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. But it’s good information for you to have so you can make an informed decision.

3. Has anything been fixed or replaced? 

Find out if the vehicle you’re considering has been in an accident so you know which parts have been replaced or fixed. If the vehicle has been in a previous accident, have a mechanic inspect it for your peace of mind.

Knowing a used vehicle’s previous history is key to making an informed decision. All Rushmore Hondas come with an Autocheck vehicle history report and SelectShield.

SelectShield is the process we follow to inspect all used vehicles to help you drive with confidence. We inspect 70 major component systems and performance characteristics. Learn more about Select Shield here.

4. What’s the price? 

Obviously, price matters. Make sure the vehicle is not only in line with your budget but also comparable to (or less than) similar used cars for sale in the Black Hills.

Rushmore Honda strives to get you the right price on all our used vehicles. If price is a concern for you, shop our inventory under $10,000.

Find out what it’s like to shop for used cars with us.

5. Can I take a test drive? 

If the dealer says no to a test drive, you should say no to the vehicle. It means they’re hiding something about the car.

Drive the vehicle for at least 15 minutes on the highway and through town. If it feels right (or wrong), it probably is.

At Rushmore Honda, we offer free test drives of all our vehicles. Contact us to set up a time!

Shop Our Lot At Local Rapid City Honda Dealership

Now that you know what questions ask, put your new knowledge to the test! We welcome you to shop our used inventory online and at the lot.

When you shop at Rushmore Honda, our expert salespeople are able to answer any and all of your questions. There’s nothing to hide about our used cars.

Ready to start shopping? Begin your used vehicle search here.

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