When looking to buy a new or used vehicle, a factor that should consider is how reliable the vehicle will perform over time. Not only will this elevate your confidence on the road, but it will give you peace of mind that your investment is a good one and that the car will serve you well for years to come. Typically, there are certain car brands — or models — that have a reputation for being reliable and long-lasting. Here’s a short guide to the most reliable car brands to help you on your search for the perfect used car. Both U.S. News & World Report and Consumer Reports rank these brands among the top.
- Toyota: Toyota is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, and its popularity is guaranteed by its steady reliability and beloved models.
- Kia: Kia’s exceptional warranty is unsurpassed for its quality, which is backed up by its reliable performance and equipment.
- Buick: This luxury brand is among the best, achieving the perfect balance between performance, affordability, and upscale features.
- Honda: Honda vehicles — like the Accord, Civic, CR-V, and Odyssey — routinely lead their segments and win top industry awards.
So there you have it: if you’re looking for a used car, a good place to start is to shop for those offered by the reliable car brands. Check them out at E-Z Way Auto Sales!
There is no single, set-in-stone way to go about the used car buying process, but most shoppers start with a whole lot of good-old fashioned online research. With the multitudes of online resources (some more reputable than others), finding the right vehicle information can be fraught with unnecessary challenges and stressors.
But take a deep breath – your friends at E-Z Way Auto Sales are here with a few tips to help you successfully (and succinctly) research used cars online.
Use Reliable Websites
Avoid personal blogs and non-professional sites. A few reliable go-to sites are Edmunds.com, AutoTrader.com, and CarsDirect.com. These sites process the most up-to-date, insider information directly from the auto industry and present it to consumers in a clean, easy-to-read style.
Resist the Impulse to Be Impulsive
You might stumble upon what seems to be the perfect make and model at a sublime price, but don’t take the plunge right away. Bookmark the page with the vehicle information and do some more research on model’s history, its resale value, known mechanical issues, and seller information. Patience pays off, we promise!
Don’t Share Personal Information
If any seller – especially an independent or private seller – asks for your personal information (e.g. social security number, home address, date of birth, etc.), say NO. There is no need to share personal information until the point of sale.
If you still want to know more about how to research used cars online, give us a call! One of our helpful representatives is waiting to assist you.