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Used Car Buyer’s Checklist

You’ve decided to purchase a new car – fantastic! We invite you to look at our online selection of used cars and certified pre-owned vehicles. We are confident that your dream car is here on our parking lot.

As you’re looking for your vehicle, we’ve compiled a helpful checklist for you to reference to help ensure a fantastic customer experience.  Of course, if you have any questions, our customer service team can be of assistance. Our team is more than happy to answer any questions you may have. 

·       Decide which make and model you want. Check out our inventory.

·       Find out how much it would cost to finance the vehicle. We have several financing options.

·       Find out how much it would cost to insure the vehicle.

·       Research the prospective vehicle history using online and printed resources. We can run a Carfax.com check for you.

·       Before starting the test drive, check the undercarriage, engine and body for rust or damage.

·       Check the interior for cleanliness, comfort and size.

·       Inspect the tires for wear.

·       Check the oil for the proper level and color.

·       Check the coolant and radiator for leaks or corrosion.

·       Drive on the highway to gauge acceleration and handling.

·       Test the brakes.

·       Test the steering and alignment.

·       Practice parking and backing up for maneuverability and sight lines.

·       After the test drive, inspect the engine for leaks, odors or smoke.

·       Request and review the service records, receipts and title.

Carousel 2 serving Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, North Liberty, Marion, and Coralville, IA is proud to be an automotive leader in our community. Since opening our doors, Carousel 2 has maintained a solid commitment to you, our customers. We do our best to ensure your complete satisfaction every time you step into our car dealership. This is why we offer the widest selection of used and pre-owned Cars, Trucks, and SUVs and provide true ease of purchase in Iowa.

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