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Tips for Buying a Used Car

Decide on a budget first.

It's not just the price of the used car you need to consider. The additional cost of tax, registration and insurance will start to add up. "As a very broad general rule, and depending upon where you live, tax, license, assorted fees and other costs will add roughly 10 percent to the purchase price." According to Kelley Blue Book. Once you consider all the options, look at cars the still give you some wiggle room for an additional warranty, or any other car parts may want to purchase from Get All Parts!

If you're going to buy private, be sure you know the seller!

Be aware when searching used cars for sale! Did you know that over 700,000 vehicles were reported stolen last year? Signing on to web classifieds for a quick, cheap purchase might seem tempting, but should you end up with one of these reported stolen cars, you could face impoundment, or issues with insurance if / when the car suffers any damage.

Have the used car checked by a mechanic!

If your're already a Get All Parts customer, then we are sure you know a thing or two about replacing old car parts, or repairing broken ones. However, it's worth getting your car checked by a mechanic that you know and trust up front, so that you can purchase the car with peace of mind, and avoid the risk of the vehicle breaking down on your first ride.

If you don't learn from the history, you might be doomed to repeat it.

Knowing the history of the car you are buying is an essential step in the used car purchase. CarFax and AutoCheck are two sites that are trusted nationwide to provide history on a vehicle. Ask the dealer or individual that you are buying from for this report before you hand over the cash.

Once you get the car of your dreams shined up and parked in your drive way, be sure to sign up at Get All Parts for newsletters, coupons and industry updates. One day 'down the road', when your new baby starts feeling the miles and needs car parts, you will be happy you did.