How to Buy a Used Car

Finding the perfect used car can be intimidating. With so many factors to consider, the thought of leaving something out can be a big stressor. Our How to Buy a Used Car 10-step process is designed to demystify used car buying. Hopefully we can set your mind at ease along the way!

Step 1: Why Used?

Getting a little insight into why you want to buy used can help keep you on the right track and  strengthen your resolve.

• Great savings on a gently used vehicle
• No giant loss in depreciation
• Reduction in insurance costs
• Certified Pre-owned vehicles come with manufacturer-backed warranties!

Step 2: What Are Your Needs and Wants?

Jumping right into the buying process without considering the bigger picture of you’re needs and wants could mean impulsive buying and a not-so-good match. Take a second to jot down things that are important to you. Have a big family? More of a lone wolf? Have a taste for adventure? Your circumstance dictates what car, truck, or SUV is the best fit for you.

Step 3: Choosing the Vehicle
How to Buy a Used Car

If you load up your three dogs on an adventure to a riverbank each weekend, you may taken the time in Step 2 to write down durability and volume of cargo area as your top needs. This could in turn lead you down the path to deciding on a used Honda Element.

If matching your needs and wants to the right vehicle isn’t that straight forward, you can take a look at our eBrochures for current Honda models to get an idea of what each vehicle has to offer. Newer models might feature variations from later models, like added technology, redesigned styling, engine refinements, etc. However, the general vehicle persists. For example, while the Honda Pilot has always been a revolutionary SUV, slight changes in technology, fuel efficiency, and safety features have been made over the generations, yet it remains a very family-friendly vehicle.

Browse our online inventory of used and certified pre-owned vehicles to narrow down your search. Not only will you be able to see what we have in stock, you can filter your search by price range, body color, body type, and more!

Step 4: Maximum Savings!

Save even more money by swinging by our inventory specials.

Step 5: Trading-in?

Evaluate your trade online! It’s the easiest way. All you have to do is visit our trade-in app,, list your zip code, car, color and add-ons, condition and mileage, contact information, and you’ll get your appraisal!

Step 6: Make an Appointment

Give us a call to schedule a walk-through and test-drive your vehicle!

Step 7: Financing

Stop by the Finance Department or fill out a credit application online. We’ll discuss how much you want your monthly payments to be, and how much of a down payment you want to make. Remember, the greater the down payment, the less you’ll have to pay monthly.

Step 8: Don’t Forget!

You should always make sure any car you buy is insured before driving off the lot. This is also the time to think about warranties. If you decided to purchase a certified pre-owned vehicle, a manufacturer-backed warranty has got you covered. If not, you might want to think about purchasing the extended warranty we offer. Also, any additional items or accessories you want to purchase can be added at this time.

Step 9: Review & Sign
Step 10: Drive Away in Your Great Used Vehicle!

It’s as easy as that!

Test Drive a Used Car at Brannon Honda

Come check out our extensive selection of new Hondas and quality used vehicles. Our professional associates have the answers to your questions. Call in or stop by today and see us!

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