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5 SUV Safety Tips Before You Find A Used SUV For Sale

Safety Tips for buying SUV's in Goshen, IN


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5 SUV Safety Tips Before You Find A Used SUV For Sale

 

Do you find yourself unable to find any options among Elkhart, Indiana used cars because they’re all too small for your lifestyle? If so, an SUV may be the perfect solution for you. Switching from a car to an SUV may sound simple to most; however, new SUV drivers can have a learning curve. Manufacturers have done a lot to improve the safety of SUVs, but operator error can be a significant factor in most SUV accidents. For this reason, it is essential to understand some strategies for ensuring safe SUV driving. At USA-1 Auto Centers, we care about your safety, and we want to best prepare you before you decide on a used SUV for sale. For this reason, we have provided five SUV safety tips for you to consider before you get behind the wheel of an SUV. Before browsing the SUV inventory at USA-1’s buy here pay here car lot, take a look below. 

1. Use Caution When Braking

Unlike most cars, SUVs require a greater braking distance, especially when driving in harmful conditions. The reasoning behind this is that SUVs weigh much more than standard cars, and, just like a truck, they carry more momentum. Therefore, they need more time to come to a complete stop. Getting acquainted with an SUV’s brakes can take some time; however, it is crucial to understand the general braking distance.

2. Be Cautious Of Other Drivers And Pedestrians

Most used SUVs for sale will be much more elevated off the road than a normal car. With this being said, you should typically see further than sedan drivers. However, because sedans are lower to the ground, they cannot see into your windshield, making stopping and turning a surprise to these drivers at times. To be considerate of these drivers, you should maintain awareness of all vehicles surrounding you in traffic, especially small ones. This rule also applies to pedestrians, as they are lower to the ground.

3. Avoid Overloading Cargo

As opposed to USA-1’s selection of Elkhart, Indiana used cars, SUVs can carry a large amount of cargo. When you visit used car dealers near Elkhart to find an SUV, the salesperson will review the cargo capacity of whichever SUV you prefer. Because an SUV’s center of gravity is higher, cargo capacity is essential to consider. It would be best if you always packed cargo wisely into an SUV, as overloading can cause tires and brakes to wear. In the worst case, it can even cause a rollover. If you are not satisfied with an SUV’s cargo capabilities or need to tow something big, you should consider a used truck for sale near you. 

4. Don’t Make Sudden Or Sharp Turns

Before visiting us to find the perfect used SUV for sale, we want to ensure your safety in an SUV. Therefore, we want to inform you of one of the most dangerous driving errors that you can make in an SUV. Because SUVs have an increased risk of rollovers, you shouldn’t make sharp or fast turns. This can result in disaster, and the risk can be higher when holding heavy cargo or passengers. 

5. Practice

When you visit USA-1’s Elkhart dealership, you will be able to schedule a test drive for whichever SUV you prefer. This will be your chance to get initially acquainted with an SUV’s handling. After finding an SUV with suitable handling for you, it is still wise to get some practice behind the wheel in a parking lot; that way, you can be comfortable once you hit the road. If you aren’t satisfied, or you don’t feel like an SUV is a proper fit for you, you can also look at our vast inventory of Elkhart, Indiana, used cars

Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Gray 
Mileage:
98,490
Engine:
4 Cylinder, 2.3L
Model #: 
U96
VIN:
1FMCU96H56KA25648
Stock #:
A25648
Internet Price:  
$7,995
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Gray
Interior: 
Gray 
Mileage:
47,865
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 276.0hp
Model #: 
62442A65
VIN:
5XYZHDAGXBG053840
Stock #:
053840
Internet Price:  
$12,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Dark Slate Gray Leather
Mileage:
62,724
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 172.0hp
Model #: 
MKJM74
VIN:
1C4NJRFB6FD217506
Stock #:
217506
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Black
Interior: 
Charcoal 
Mileage:
26,748
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 170.0hp
Model #: 
29217
VIN:
JN8AT2MV7HW278677
Stock #:
278677
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
White
Interior: 
Stone 
Mileage:
84,135
Engine:
8cyl, 5.4L, 310.0hp
Model #: 
U1J
VIN:
1FMJU1J51DEF64382
Stock #:
F64382
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Charcoal Black Leather
Mileage:
47,157
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 179.0hp
Model #: 
U9G
VIN:
1FMCU9GD7HUB39220
Stock #:
B39220
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
47,622
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 147.0hp
Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
275873
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Black
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
45,504
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 173.0hp
Model #: 
JCDH49
VIN:
3C4PDCAB6JT519143
Stock #:
519143
Internet Price:  
$17,900
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
24,186
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 180.0hp
Model #: 
BUJM74
VIN:
ZACCJBBB4JPH64031
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$18,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
28,762
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 180.0hp
Model #: 
BUJL74
VIN:
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Stock #:
H80142
Internet Price:  
$18,900
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Exterior: 
Blue
Interior: 
Beige 
Mileage:
49,573
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 185.0hp
Model #: 
63402A45
VIN:
5NMZTDLB9JH085621
Stock #:
085621
Internet Price:  
$19,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Charcoal 
Mileage:
39,529
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 284.0hp
Model #: 
25017
VIN:
5N1DR2MM5HC910619
Stock #:
910619
Internet Price:  
$22,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Light Neutral Leather
Mileage:
38,094
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 252.0hp
Model #: 
4XU26
VIN:
LRBFXFSX3HD044791
Stock #:
044791
Internet Price:  
$22,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
16,780
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 181.0hp
Model #: 
42422
VIN:
KNDPMCAC5K7611438
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Mayan Gray/Umber 
Mileage:
39,766
Engine:
6cyl, 3.5L, 280.0hp
Model #: 
K4J
VIN:
2FMPK4J84JBB14759
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
46,021
Engine:
4cyl, 2.4L, 180.0hp
Model #: 
MPJM74
VIN:
3C4NJDBB7KT597517
Stock #:
597517
Internet Price:  
$24,900
Exterior: 
Red
Interior: 
Ebony Leather
Mileage:
35,172
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 240.0hp
Model #: 
J3D
VIN:
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Stock #:
L54600
Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Black
Interior: 
Black 
Mileage:
6,186
Engine:
4cyl, 2.0L, 146.0hp
Model #: 
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VIN:
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Stock #:
047551
Internet Price:  
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Exterior: 
Silver
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
38,982
Engine:
4cyl, 2.5L, 193.0hp
Model #: 
TNJ26
VIN:
1GKKNRLA5HZ248632
Stock #:
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Internet Price:  
$24,900
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Exterior: 
Gray
Interior: 
Jet Black 
Mileage:
14,773
Engine:
4cyl, 1.5L, 170.0hp
Model #: 
TXB26
VIN:
3GKALTEV5KL350977
Stock #:
350977
Internet Price:  
$25,900
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