We've all been there: ready to take the first step in purchasing your next vehicle but not sure where to start. The process can seem like there are questions at every turn.

That's why we at Buckeye Nissan have created this FAQ page to answer some of our customers' most commonly asked questions.

If you're a driver near Hilliard, Dublin, and Upper Arlington, OH, keep reading below to learn more.

What Should I Look for in a Used Car?

A good starting point when searching for your next vehicle is to keep these three aspects in mind: 

Condition: Every shopper wants a great quality vehicle. That's why you should consider its exterior and mechanical conditions. Exterior elements include superficial body damage, like scratches, dings, or dents. As for your car's mechanical condition, this cover things, like the engine, transmission, brakes, tires, and much more.

Overall, you'll want to verify a car's condition, so you can determine if it's the vehicle you're looking for.  

(Later, we'll discuss how shopping for our certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles allows you to skip this step.)

Mileage: How much mileage do you plan on adding to your next vehicle? This answer can make-or-break your selection based on its existing mileage. Will you be using this vehicle every day for your long commute into the office? Or is it a beginner's model for your teen driver? The general mileage rule in order to make your investment worthwhile is the lower, the better.

Vehicle history report: Each one of our used models come with a vehicle history report via CARFAX®. Within this report, you'll find answers to general questions pertaining to the vehicle you're interested in. For example, the report details how many previous owners the vehicle has had or if there has been any major repair work done.

Certified vs Used Cars

Nissan looks out for shoppers with its certified pre-owned program. Luckily, we also have a selection of CPO vehicles that have passed Nissan's strict manufacturer standards, including a 167-point inspection.

Other standards include:

  • The vehicle must be six model years old or newer.
  • The vehicle must have fewer than 80,000 miles on it.
  • The vehicle must come with a vehicle history report.

To really drive home just how great this program is, here's a table detailing the many benefits drivers receive when shopping Nissan certified:


Nissan Certified Pre-Owned


7-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty



Roadside/towing assistance



Rental reimbursement for up to 100,000 miles on the odometer or seven years from the original date of service.



How Do I Finance a Used Car?

Once you've made your selection, it's time to go over the logistics. You'll sit down with one of our financiers and narrow down your payment options. (We even have a helpful 'Leasing vs. Buying a Car' resource on our website to help with this decision!)

Based on your choice, we'll work hard to get you the best rates possible. Once we go over everything, including any trade-ins you're interested in, we'll work to create a personalized payment for you.

If you'd like a clearer picture of how much you'll be paying per month, check out our 'Payment Calculator.' This online tool can give you an instant estimate of how what your monthly payment could look like.

Scroll through our website and submit a 'Financing Application' today to get the conversation started.

Where's the Best Place to Shop for a Used Car?

Buckeye Nissan has the diverse inventory and finance specialists you need to shop for your next used vehicle. The used models are on our lot waiting for your test drive.

Get started today by contacting our dealership located near Hilliard, Dublin, and Upper Arlington, Ohio. We'd be happy to answer any more questions you may have along the way!

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Buckeye Nissan

3820 Parkway Ln
Directions Hilliard, OH 43026

  • Sales: 614-771-2345
  • Service: 614-771-2378
  • Parts: 614-771-2370


  • Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed