If you’re in the market for a used car, one of the first things you’ve probably noticed is that there aren’t a lot of options near where you live. To truly have the benefit of a lot of great options for used cars, you have to get online and look at ads and online auctions.
However, some people get very nervous when they even think about purchasing a used car online. They are accustomed to that hands on experience, and they like to have the opportunity to test drive a vehicle before they decide they want to buy it.
Here at JCH Auctions, we understand how you feel completely, and that’s why we’ve put several components in place to help you feel confident when you purchase a used car through one of our auctions. But first, let’s take a look at what you should consider when buying a used car online.
First, look for a site that offers financing options. If you were purchasing a vehicle in your home town, you would want to be sure they offered financing. Purchasing a used vehicle online should be the same. Many sites offer a few different options to ensure that you’re approved as quickly as possible.
Second, find out if there is a way to have the vehicle inspected by a neutral third party. Here at JCH Auctions, we offer all of our customers the opportunity to have vehicles inspected before they even place that first bid. You’ll receive a report from the inspector that covers everything you’ll need to know, including what repairs should be made, if any.
Third, have the vehicle test-driven, if possible. One of the things that makes people the most nervous about buying a used car online is not being able to test drive the car first. When you purchase a car through JCH Auctions, we offer a test-drive from a vehicle inspector before the car is shipped to you. You’ll have plenty of time to review things such as:
- Engine performance
- Transmission noise or problems
- Heating/Cooling system performance
…and many more. If you’re not happy with what the inspector has found, you’ll be able to cancel the deal immediately.
It’s our goal to help you find a car that will be reliable for you, and that you can feel confident in purchasing. If you would like more information about how we can help you find your next new-to-you car, please contact us today.