Avoid buying a lemon when it comes to Charlotte used cars!


No one wants to get stuck with a lemon. That’s one of the biggest fears that Charlotte used cars shoppers have to face down when they start their quest – the worry that they’ll get stuck with an unreliable car that’ll cost them boatloads of money down the road in repairs, and lots of time car-less as the vehicle sits in the shop. It’s a legitimate fear, but Toyota of N Charlotte is here to help! 

Toyota of N Charlotte used cars offer great warranties 

First of all, we have a great selection of used cars in Charlotte. We offer a wide variety of vehicles that come with amazing warranties, so you’ll get the peace of mind you need to comfortably drive off the lot (and you’ll be able to enjoy your new ride without worry). However, we know that used vehicle shoppers sometimes go elsewhere if they’re looking for something extremely specific. That’s why we sat down with our sales specialists to come up with a list of helpful hints for your next shopping experience! 

What should you lookout for on used cars in Charlotte? 

There are ways to avoid getting stuck with a lemon, and several things you should be on the lookout for as you start to explore used cars in Charlotte. Here are some of the top warning signs you should be aware of: 

  • High mileage. This shouldn’t always be a deterrent, but you should know that high mileage on used cars can often lead to more expensive upkeep (especially after you hit the 100,000 mile mark or the miles were accrued on the highway). If you’re willing to put a little more effort into maintaining your ride, then this shouldn’t be a problem! 
  • Rust. This is a big, fat warning sign. Carefully check all used cars in Charlotte for rust before you get behind the wheel, especially around the bumpers, fenders, and door jams. Rust will eat away at body work and result in extremely costly repairs in your future. 
  • Speaking of bodywork, check that over as well! Do you notice any places where panels don’t really seem to meet, or patches of paint that doesn’t quite match? Sometimes mechanics will take shortcuts to kill time, but these shortcuts can often mean money out of your pocket to fix the issue AGAIN in the future. Be on the lookout for poor bodywork! 
  • Also check over the car for any electrical issues, as they’ll empty your wallet faster than you can blink. If you see a malfunctioning light in the dash, that can be an indicator. Also, be aware of flood damage, as that can often lead to electrical problems. It’s expensive to replace the parts and even more expensive to install them, so don’t get caught out! 

Want more tips on how to make the most of it when you’re out hunting for used options? Give us a call today at (888) 883-3797, or swing by to see us in person! We’re open seven days a week for your convenience! 

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