If you’re shopping around for an Orlando used car and you’re unsure of how old is too old, we can help! Our pre-owned car dealership knows how to help ensure you will be a reliable pre-owned car that will last you a long time. There isn’t necessarily a magic number, when it comes to determining if an Orlando used car is too old, but there are tell tale signs that will indicate if the car is reliable or if it is not. Toyota of Clermont has a used car age guide to help!
Is that used car too old?
So you’ve found a car that has the seating capacity, fuel efficiency and price that you’re searching for – but it’s not exactly like-new. Before you sign on the dotted line or hand over the cash, it’s important you determine that the car is not too old. How do you do this? Consider these factors:
- Service Records – If a car has been well maintained and kept up with regular auto service, it is more likely to run better and last longer. If the previous owners have neglected routine car maintenance in Orlando, the vehicle is likely to have mechanical issues and will cost you major money in auto repairs in the future. The longer a vehicle goes without car maintenance, the faster it ages. If the car has any previous accident damage, this could affect the structure of the car and age it even faster.
- Parts – If the car is older and has been discontinued, you could face difficulty in finding auto parts. If you can find auto parts, they will probably be more expensive and will cost you more out of pocket.
- Technology – Do you like having convenient technology in your car? Depending on the age of the car, it could be missing out on some convenience features that you prefer. Some can be installed, like an MP3 player. However, safety and convenience technology like Bluetooth wireless connectivity is not easily installed.
- Safety – When it comes to staying safe, you shouldn’t skimp. Cars made in recent years are built with more sturdy and reliable parts, and have better safety technology. However, safety technology is always developing and getting better. If you want top of the line safety tech, it’s best that you purchase a pre-owned car of a more recent model year.
Orlando pre-owned cars are reliable
Are you searching for a car that will be reliable without worrying too much about it’s age and dependability? If you shop our best used cars, you can shop with peace of mind. All of the cars on our lot have been put through an extensive safety inspection, and been given the OK by our Toyota Service technicians. We also abide by laws and regulations and are held to higher standards than private sellers. We want our customers to drive home happy!
If you have more questions about ages of used cars, or want to schedule a test drive at our Orlando pre-owned car dealership, give us a call at (888) 590-6090!