Avoid lemon used cars in Orlando with these guidelines

Shopping for a used car in Orlando can be a really exciting experience. Hunting down the vehicle that comes at the right price, and also features the style and capabilities you want, can really be an adventure! However, sometimes the adventure can turn sour if you run into an option that you’re worried might turn out to be a lemon. 

Avoiding taking home a pre-owned car that’s going to have problems down the line is a goal of any potential owner who’s in the market for a different ride. With these tips from Toyota of Orlando, you can easily find a newer ride for a great price that’s sure to be dependable! 

Drive home in a reliable used car today!

There are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping for a used car in Orlando to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want. 
  • To begin with, it’s incredibly important to check the title history. By getting a title history report, you can find out its history and important details such as if it’s been salvaged or flood-damaged, ever recalled, if it was used as a personal car, taxi, or a rental! 
  • If you discover that floodwater has been inside a car, then it’s important to note that there is a high chance it will have problem down the line. Some issues that can arise from flood-damaged vehicles include corrosion on electric parts, failed transmission, moldy upholstery and more. 
  • It’s important not to underestimate the importance of having a mechanic check out the car. If you’re shopping for a pre-owned car from a dealership than chances are the car has already undergone a thorough inspection, and you can always ask for a CARFAX report from the dealership. However, if you’re opting to go with a private owner to find a used vehicle, then a good inspection can show how well it’s been maintained, and if any kind of extensive work might be needed in the near future. 
  • Did you know that some used cars were lemons even when they were new? You can always find out what the reputation of a specific model is by looking it up through resources like Consumer Reports or J.D. Power and Associates. Even the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues reports on recalls and safety issues! 
You can always opt to take home an Orlando Toyota Certified Used Car too, which gives extra peace of mind since each used Toyota must pass a strict set of requirements in order to receive this label. 

Get peace of mind about your Orlando used car!

Want to make sure the ride you’re taking home is what you’re looking for and won’t give you needless difficulty? We’re here to help make sure that happens! Give our Internet Sales Team a call at (888) 725-3520 to ask any questions you may have, or to set up a test-driving appointment to find the right pre-owned car that’s right for you. 


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