Spring has finally arrived in New Westminster, B.C., which means that you might also be on the hunt for a new-to-you preowned car or truck for the upcoming season.
If that’s the case, we invite you to visit Key West Ford where you can experience our huge inventory of used cars, trucks, SUVs and even commercial vehicles in all makes and models – not just Ford! With so many brands and models to explore, you’re sure to find just what you are looking for and at a price that you can feel amazing about.
But, before you contact us to book your test drive, we’ve compiled some tips to ensure a positive shopping experience and to help you find the best preowned vehicle to suit your needs:
Decide what type of vehicle you want
Do you need a fuel-efficient subcompact to keep up with your long commute, a pickup truck to haul equipment to the construction site, or a roomy SUV to handle your growing? Knowing the type of vehicle that you want will save you valuable time on the used car lot.
Know your budget
Like most preowned shoppers, you have a firm budget in mind, which is fantastic. But, it’s also important to factor in other monthly costs, such as fuel, insurance, maintenance, etc. You don’t want to be “car poor” for the next number of years.
Research, research, research
With so many choices available to you, you’ll want to do your homework to understand which makes and models are best for you. This will help you narrow down the selection and ensure that you don’t fall in love with something that may not be practical or cost-effective for you.
Get up close and personal with the vehicle
Before you take a vehicle for a test drive, you’ll want to visually inspect the car or truck inside and out. Give the vehicle a thorough look over from different angles. Do you spot any imperfections? Open and close the trunk and doors. How do they feel? Assess the passenger and cargo space. How does the interior look? Can you comfortably reach the console, stereo, heat controls and shifter? How’s the leg room?
Go for a test drive
A test drive is one of the best ways to know if a preowned vehicle is right for you. As you drive, pay attention to what you see, hear and feel. Assess the ride quality, power, acceleration, handling, braking and ability to park. If something doesn’t feel right, that’s okay – there are plenty of great used options out there.
Don’t waste your time shopping around
Life is too short to spend your time driving from one used car lot to the next. Rather, visit Key West Ford in New Westminster, B.C. to experience our extensive inventory of used cars and trucks in all makes and models. Best of all, every preowned vehicle that we sell comes with a CarProof Report and 129-point safety and mechanical inspection. How’s that for peace of mind?