Before you buy a used car you should have if inspected before you make the purchase. You can have a certified mechanic take a look at the components of the used car and if they find anything you can decide to walk away or you can use it as a bargaining tool to get a lower price.
Once you purchase a used car you should consider getting an extended warranty for your car. There are many companies that will offer you an extended warranty for your used car purchase. Most companies take into account the mileage and the make of the car before giving you a quote. Almost all companies will give you a quote free of charge so you can always investigate without actually making the purchase.
Car repairs can be expensive and can be a blow your budget. A used car warranty is a contract with a dealer or an independent company. If you have an extended warranty than you will not incur the high cost of repairs to your car if something comes up and your car has to be placed in an auto repair shop.
If you purchase an imported car like Mercedes or an Audi the price of repair and replacement parts can be expensive. A domestic car can also be expensive depending on the year and model of the car, in both situations it makes sense to look at getting a warranty. When you purchase a used car you should take this into consideration before making the purchase. If you have no plans on getting an extended warranty than you may want to consider setting up a fund for possible mechanical breakdowns to your car. Of course, if you do get a warranty than you can pay on a monthly basis and this will make it easier to budget your repairs.
A mistake that many people make is that they do think a used car warranty is available for their car. You can get an extended warranty on almost any car but the cost may not always be justified. There are many companies who will give you a free quote on an extended warranty so you should always evaluate your options. If you are considering getting a used car go ahead and get the quote on an extended warranty for the car up front. This will give you good assessment about how much you need to add to your monthly budget to cover the cost.