Buying a Used Car in Nova Scotia
Your First Steps to Buying a Used Car in Nova Scotia
Pre-owned and used vehicles are great options for those on a budget, but buying one remains a big undertaking. That's why Steele Mitsubishi is providing customers in and around Halifax with a step-by-step guide to purchasing a used car in Nova Scotia. In the first installment of our two-part guide, we fill our customers in on everything they need to do before making their way to our Steele Mitsubishi dealership to complete their purchase.
Step 1: Things to Know Before Buying a Used Car
Before you kick off your search for a used car, we recommend doing a bit of homework. Firstly, it's important to assess your needs and what you'll need out of your next vehicle, whether you're a city slicker or lover of the great outdoors. Once you've settled on your ideal kind of vehicle, it's time to set your budget, taking into account your income and several factors that will come into play after your purchase, such as fuel economy, insurance, and repair and maintenance costs.
Step 2: Car Research
This step may take longer for some than it will for others, but it never hurts to do some research before heading to our dealership. Whatever you covet in a used car, you can consult various online reviews, services - such as Kelley Blue Book - and consumer reports to give yourself a list of potential purchases.
Step 3: Search
Now that you've found some worthy candidates for your next vehicle, you can begin your search. Convenience is king, which is why we recommend looking for your used car with a dealership like ours, as we allow customers to trade in their existing vehicles, shop, and finance their next one all in the same place. Not only will we gladly aid you in your search and fill you in on our used inventory, we can also provide you with any vehicle history and maintenance reports as requested to give you a full picture of your car-to-be.
Step 4: Used Car Inspection
Once you've chosen your ideal vehicle, you can arrange to see it in person with the help of one of our staff. We'll gladly provide all the necessary documentation - including its registration and maintenance history - while you give the car a thorough inspection, then take it out for a test drive to ensure that it's a good fit for you.
Step 5: Purchasing
If the vehicle's ride suits you, it's now time to complete your purchase. Whatever your budget, you can obtain a loan for your next vehicle with some help from Steele Advantage Financing. Not only can we help you with credit, we'll also be happy to work your trade-in vehicle into your purchase to give you some financial breathing room. Once we've settled on a price for your trade-in, we'll iron out the details regarding your down and monthly payments, and provide you with the required paperwork to finalize the vehicle transfer.
Step 6: Used Car Registration
Once you've completed your purchase, you'll need to submit some paperwork to our provincial government's department of transportation. In addition to registering the vehicle with the Nova Scotia government, you'll have to obtain insurance and license plates. Our dealership can provide some of the required forms, and remember to supply the necessary documentation during registration, including a valid driver's license, proof of purchase, the original vehicle permit, and the used vehicle information package obtained during the purchase.
Step 7: Drive
You're officially the legal owner of a used car from Steele Mitsubishi. All that's left to do is get behind the wheel and hit the road with a clear head. For more on how we can help you enjoy your vehicle to the fullest, feel free to contact our dealership today.
At Steele Mitsubishi, we don't just offer our customers a vast and varied fleet of first-rate motors. With Steele Advantage Financing, we can help you obtain a loan for your next purchase, no matter your budget. For more on how we can facilitate the financing of your ideal vehicle, feel free to contact Steele Mitsubishi.