Things to Check When Buying a Used Honda Civic


The Honda Civic has been one of Canada’s most reliable and trusted sedans over the past decade, and for good reason! The Civic has maintained a level of dependability and excellence to make it one of the most reliable used vehicles one can purchase on the market today. There are a few things to consider when you’re looking to purchase a used Civic model, to ensure you’re getting the high-quality model you expect. From the consumables like tires, to electronics, to engine health, be sure to check these important points yourself, or purchase your used Civic model from Cambridge Centre Honda. We’ll take care in ensuring your Civic model is ready to go right away with no mechanical concerns. Check out our inventory here to get started.

Check the Tires

One of the easiest things to check when you’re shopping for a used Civic are the tires and brakes of the vehicle. Although tires and brakes are usually subject to routine wear-and-tear, it is important to always ensure that you won’t be dissatisfied with your braking system and handling. While some third-party sellers on the secondary market may attempt to pass off a more worn set of tires and brakes, used Civic models here at Cambridge Centre Honda always have up-to-date maintenance done to ensure brakes and tires are healthy and ready for you right off the lot.

Check the Clutch

Some older model Civics have manual transmissions, especially if you’re considering the sporty Civic Si, so be sure to check the condition of the clutch. While the clutch is typically designed to last the life of the vehicle, a poor previous driver can cause significant damage to the clutch. It’s important to ensure that it’s in proper working condition, you can do so by having the vehicle in neutral while idling, pressing the clutch pedal several times and listening for any creaking or elevated noises. While driving at low speed, put it into high-gear and appy full throttle. This low speed high power combination will coax out any potential slippage, when your engine increases RPM but your speed does not.

Watch For Trouble Codes and Engine Lights

Of course, always check to ensure that no engine warning lights are on or have been recently activated before purchasing your used Honda Civic. Warning indicators and codes can be signs of serious internal issues and inevitable costs, so it’s important to check those out before committing to a vehicle. At Cambridge Centre Honda, we check all our used inventory for indicator lights and codes, and ensure that all issues are dealt with before putting our used inventory on the lot. If your current vehicle has warning lights, book a service appointment with us so our service team can take care of the issues as soon as possible.

Here at Cambridge Centre Honda, we have the used Civic inventory for you to find exactly the model and specs you desire. Book your test drive here at our Cambridge Ontario location today to get started, and see why your next vehicle should be a used Civic from Cambridge Centre Honda. Give us a call today, or fill out the convenient form below.