The crew at Land Rover Solon has created this step-by-step guide to the process of buying a used car. Buying a pre-owned car in Solon, Cleveland, or Hudson, OH, is simple and exciting, but you may be wondering exactly how it works.

Below, you'll find a step-by-step guide to buying a used car. Let's see each step you need to take on your journey toward your next ride!

1. Find Your Favorite Used Car

The first step to buying a used car is finding the one you want to drive home. That's easy when you can shop online. Our entire pre-owned inventory will be right in the palm of your hand, and our search tool will help you find the vehicle with the specific features you need.

We offer used cars from several reliable manufacturers, but we're especially proud of our used Land Rover SUVs. They epitomize luxury. You can opt for a pre-owned Range Rover with all the comforts you could ever dream of or a used Land Rover Discovery sure to please the whole family.

2. Locate a Used Car Dealer Nearby

Finding the right used car is important. Finding a reliable used car dealer is equally crucial. If you're shopping in the Cleveland Metro area or anywhere else in Northeastern Ohio, come to our dealership. Our staff is ready to help you find the pre-owned vehicle that fits into your lifestyle.

Buying certified pre-owned (CPO) is another great option, and you can do that right here at our dealership. Our CPO cars must pass a 165-point inspection before they hit our lot. If any component isn't up to snuff, it's replaced.

3. Examine the Vehicle History Report

Once you have your favorite used car picked out, you'll want to examine a CARFAX® Vehicle History Report. It will give you more information on vehicle aspects like:

  • Service records
  • Reported accidents
  • Title history
  • Number of previous owners

It's especially important to look at your favorite vehicle's service records before making a purchase. Today's cars are built to last, but they require scheduled maintenance and care to continue performing at their best. Whether it was a simple oil change or a new drive belt, you'll need to know what the previous owner did to keep the car humming.

4. Take Your Favorite for a Test Drive

The test drive is one of the most important steps in the process of buying a pre-owned car. It's where you'll find out whether this vehicle is right for you. It also gives you an opportunity to assess the car's condition.

Here are a few important things to look for during a test drive:

  • Is there enough headroom and legroom?
  • Are the driving position and seat comfortable?
  • Do you smell anything out of the ordinary, like gas or burning oil?
  • Listen for squeaky brakes.
  • Do the headlights, windshield wipers, and all the other controls work properly?

5. Finance Your Used Car

You've done the research and took the test drives. Now, the only thing left to do is finance your used car. Start by looking for pre-owned specials. We have a rotating lineup of them here at our dealership. When you see one that works with your future goals, fill out a secure online finance application to get pre-approved.

If you plan on trading in your current ride, get an estimate for its value. You can also provide your vehicle's VIN (vehicle identification number) and license plate number to get a True Cash Offer. That will expedite the process further.

Start the Process of Buying a Used Car

When you're ready to get behind the wheel of your very own used car, start the process with the team at our dealership near Solon, Cleveland, and Hudson, Ohio. We'll help guide you through each step in the process so you can hit the road with confidence.

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Land Rover Solon

6137 Kruse Drive
Directions Solon, OH 44139

  • Sales: (440) 542-0602
  • Service: (440) 542-0602
  • Parts: 440-542-0602


  • Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed