When you purchase a brand-new vehicle, you can have peace of mind knowing that no one else has driven it and caused wear and tear. Purchasing a new vehicle, though, isn’t always feasible budget-wise, especially when you have a family. Purchasing a used vehicle is the more affordable, budget-friendly option. And, by following these steps, you can make sure the used car you’re interested in is safe too.
Do your research
Before you decide on the right vehicle for your needs, make sure you thoroughly research your options. Check safety ratings from the IIHS and NHTSA, so you have a good idea of your potential vehicle’s safety. Also, read reviews from other families who have owned the vehicle to see what they think about its reliability.
Get a vehicle history report
Once you’ve decided on a specific vehicle, ask to get a vehicle history report. This report will tell you if there were any major repairs completed on the vehicle, if there were insurance claims, or if neglected maintenance has kept the vehicle from being in tip-top condition.
Buy from a trusted dealership
While an individual seller may be able to offer a great deal on a car, it can be difficult to make sure the car they’re selling is reliable and undamaged. Rather than take the risk of buying from someone without good credentials, shop from a dependable dealership.
If you’re driving around Sherwood, Arkansas, frequently as a family, there’s one great way to pass time – listening to audiobooks. Finding the right audiobook for your children, though can be difficult. That’s why Russell Honda has put together this list of family-friendly audiobooks that can help make your commutes and road trips both fun and educational.
“Walk Two Moons” by Sharon Creech
Focusing on the life of a young girl, this award-winning book combines three storylines seamlessly, making for a compelling read. There are threads of mystery, quirkiness and a lot of love woven throughout, and it’s beautifully narrated to make it a solid option for your family. Better yet, the story involves a road trip, so it’s fitting to listen to during your family’s drive.
“The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog” by John R. Erickson
This is the first book in an exciting series, which is ideal for driving trips of any length. The series is especially good for families that love dogs, seeing as it follows the life of an adventurous dog. Overall, each book is a laugh and a wonderful listen for the whole family.
“Matilda” by Roald Dahl
“Matilda” is a classic about an exceptional little girl who discovers she has incredible magical powers. Not only does she take on the mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, but she also shows listeners that it’s okay to be different along the way.
We at Russell Honda hope your family enjoys listening to these audiobooks. If you’re looking to buy a new vehicle to drive your family around, check out our new inventory online.