Have you been shopping our used cars at Land Rover Peabody? There’s no denying we have a multitude of quality choices at our dealership. We suggest you keep these tips in mind when determining how much to spend on your purchase.

Set a Budget

Before shopping for a vehicle, it’s important to establish a budget. Experts recommend that you keep your auto expenses between 10 and 15-percent of your monthly income. This includes your auto payment, insurance, maintenance, and fuel costs. We suggest using an auto payment calculator to get an estimate on your monthly payment, so you know where to begin.

Do Your Research

It’s also important to do your research, particularly when buying a used car. Luckily, with a used car, there is already lots of research available. Check reviews of other owners and its reliability scores on sites such as Consumer Reports.

You also want to check and ensure it’s a vehicle that meets your needs. Does it have the performance and features you want? Does it have the size you need? A test drive is also an important part of the research process. 

Check its Vehicle History

Think you’ve found your ideal used vehicle? There’s one final step, which is arguably the most important. You need to review the vehicle’s history report. It’s important to make sure the vehicle was well cared for. You can easily review its service and accident history in the vehicle history report. You want to make sure that you’re investing in a vehicle you can rely on.

Ready to get started? We encourage you to visit our car dealership in Peabody, MA to check out our extensive inventory. We look forward to seeing you soon!