Top Ten Questions to ask your used car salesman

Make sure when shopping for a used car that you ask your car salesman questions. Salesman shouldn’t be afraid to give you good information and clearly answer all questions.

Your success purchasing a vehicle will all depend on your thoroughness and due diligence. Write down the questions so you don’t forget, or add to the following questions as needed.

Here is a list of what we feel are the Top Ten Questions to ask your used car salesman. This gives you a good starting point of things to ask your salesperson when you have found a car online at

  1. What incentives are available with this car, what’s the best price?
  2. Does this car have any prior damage (can I see the CARFAX° report).
  3. Has your dealership done any repairs to this vehicle, may I see what those were?
  4. What warranty is currently on the car and what service programs do you offer?
  5. Where did you get this car from, trade-in, or auction?
  6. How long of test drive can I take (what about an overnight drive)?
  7. Can I take this vehicle to my own mechanic?
  8. What are the finance terms & rates available for this car?
  9. Is this car a certified preowned model, what does that come with?
  10. What are your service hours, do you provide loaners and for what types of services?

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