Buying a Car

Questions to ask a Car Salesperson

Hi I'm looking to buy a car.

  • Do you have any (Year, Make of car)?

  • What is the model/make of the car?

  • What year is it?

  • Has the car been in any accidents?

  • What kind of financing is available? 

  • How much mileage is on the car?

  • Does it have power steering/power windows?

  • Does the air conditioner work?

  • Can I get rust proofing on it?

  • Is the price negotiable?

If you have a car you want to use as a trade-in,  you can ask.

  • How much will you give me for my car if I trade it in?

  • Can you sell my car for me?

 

Checklist

  • Did you explain what information you needed?

  • Did you give all the necessary details?

  • Did you ask all the questions?

  • Did you repeat back all the important information?  (date - time - location - amount)

  • Did you thank the other person for their help and information?

       I will get back to you, once I have made my decision.  Thanks.

       Thank you for all your help.  Thank you for your assistance.  Thanks for everything.  I appreciate your help.

Questions to ask a person who is privately selling 

Hi, I'm interested in buying your car.

  • Why are you selling the car?                           

  • Who did you buy the car from?

  • What year is it?

  • Has the car been in any accidents?

  • What is the condition of the car? 

  • How much mileage is on the car?

  • Has the car been in any accidents?

  • Did the car have regular oil changes?

  • Has anything in the car been replaced or updated?

  • Can I take the car for an independent inspection?

  • Does the air conditioner work?

  • Does anything need to be changed? (brakes etc.)

  • Is the price negotiable?