buying a carCollege Place and Kennewick drivers need to learn how to research used cars if they’re going to pick up the right model at the right price. Many people skip this critical process, while too many of those that do take the time will fail to conduct their research properly. With that in mind, we decided to put together this quick three-step guide to help you out.

Step One: Find Credible Information

The internet has made it easier than ever to research used cars, but there’s a huge amount of information available and not all of it is trustworthy. Make sure you take your information from:

  • Resources that are frequently referred to by industry experts.
  • Well-known publications and their associated websites.
  • Dealerships in your area that you have previously used.

One of the best ways to find such sites is to look at the sources of information given by either a dealership or manufacturer — you’ll usually find these linked at the bottom of a page.

Step Two: Take Your Time

Being as thorough as possible pays dividends when you’re researching used cars, so make sure you don’t rush the process. As you’re researching, keep detailed notes to ensure that you don’t forget anything. Once you’re done, take the notes that you’ve made so you can compare each potential model side-by-side.

After you’ve found three or four options, take the time to conduct further research on each of them. Remember, you’ll probably be stuck with your choice for several years.

Step Three: Confirm Information

No matter how reliable your source, it’s important to check any information that you come across against a minimum of two other credible sources. After all, mistakes can be made and information can go out of date.

Furthermore, finding as much information as possible puts your squarely in the driver’s seat when it comes to negotiating a price.

Find an Outstanding Selection of Used Cars at Walla Walla Valley Honda

At Walla Walla Valley Honda, we carry a wide range of used cars for College Place and Kennewick drivers to choose from. Knowing how to research used cars is just the first step — once you’ve conducted your research and found a target model, make sure you check out our comprehensive inventory.

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