Used Vehicle Buying Guide

When you’re in the market for a pre-owned vehicle, there are several key steps to take and factors to consider that differ from buying a new vehicle. Buying a used car may seem overwhelming, but with our handy used vehicle buying guide from Cambridge Centre Honda you’ll know exactly how to go about properly buying your next used vehicle. Review our step-by-step guide on everything you need to know about buying a used vehicle, and check out our current inventory of used cars and used SUVs in Cambridge, Ontario.

1. Set Your Budget

The most important step of shopping for any vehicle is determining a budget that works for you. Asides from just the sticker price or financing costs, it’s important to also consider the total costs of ownership for your vehicle. Long-term maintenance costs, as well as insurance premiums are important factors to consider. It’s important to balance buying costs and ownership costs, and our finance department can help get you the best possible financing plan that works with your budget.



2. Research Vehicles

Once you’ve determined your budget, your next steps are to determine what kind of vehicle that you’re interested in. Keep in mind your current lifestyle, your aforementioned budget, safety, and your future life as well when making your decision. While we offer a plethora of used vehicles of various makes, you can explore the Honda model lineup to get an idea of what previous generation Honda models can offer, while our Cambridge dealership team can assist you with in-person browsing and researching.

3. Secure Your Auto Financing

While this may not apply to every used car shopper, most prospective used vehicle buyers utilize financing to secure their next vehicle. At Cambridge Centre Honda, you can apply for financing through our dealership, so you can get a great rate plan for your used vehicle right from our dealership lot. Our financing team is here to help you get the best possible financing plan for your current situation, so visit us, today, to learn more.



4. Find Your Vehicle

While you may be able to find good prices on a vehicle on the open market, our used inventory at Cambridge Centre Honda is competitively priced to sell, while also offering all the benefits and protections not offered by third-party sellers. Our certified technicians thoroughly inspect every used vehicle on our lot, so you can be assured that the vehicle you buy is of the highest quality. Check out our current Cambridge used vehicle inventory to find your next vehicle.



5. Test Drive

As with any vehicle purchase, be sure to take the vehicle you’re interested in for a test drive. Get a feel for how the car or SUV handles and rides, ensuring that you’re comfortable with the quality. Get behind the wheel of any of our used vehicles and take it for a trip through the streets of Cambridge.




6. Inspect Car / Review Mechanical History

An important step of the used vehicle buying process is to review the mechanical history of the vehicle, and have an inspection done to ensure no mechanical faults are present before you take ownership. Fortunately, when you shop at Cambridge Centre Honda, all of our used inventory comes with a full inspection and CARFAX history report, so you save time and money without having to worry about the condition of your used vehicle. If you need an inspection for a third-party sale, contact our service department to book an appointment.




7. Secure Your Insurance and Warranty Coverage

Before you take the keys and drive your “new” used vehicle from our dealership, ensure that you have the appropriate insurance coverage plan for the vehicle. Additionally, you can explore additional coverage options with warranties from Cambridge Centre Honda. Speak to our advisor to learn more about your eligibility for warranty coverage.



8. Complete Your Deal

Once you’ve completed all the above steps, you’re ready to enjoy your used vehicle from Cambridge Centre Honda. We’ll sign over ownership to you, and you can begin your new journey with a trusted vehicle from our Cambridge, Ontario used vehicle dealership. For long-term vehicle care, we’ll always welcome you to bring your used vehicle to our certified service department, for you to get the most out of your new ride.




That’s our comprehensive step-by-step guide for buying a used vehicle, and you can find your next vehicle right here at Cambridge Centre Honda. With a great and dynamic selection of new and used vehicle inventory, there will always be a vehicle that’s right for your lifestyle. We’re your go-to destination for everything you need regarding used vehicle shopping in the Cambridge region, so visit our dealership today, to get started!

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