Things before buying used car

November 7, 2019/AffordAble Used Car Sales

Buying a used car can seem confusing, and with so many things to consider, it can also feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to feel that way! Before buying a used car, take some time to check the exterior, interior, and underneath the hood to make sure there aren’t any major problems. Take the car for a test drive to see how it handles on the road.

Most important point, which is last but not least, check the vehicle’s history and negotiate a reasonable price before coming to a final decision.

1. Check-out the Exterior :-

  a)  Park the car on level ground before checking it out.

  b)  Look for rust spots, dents, or scratches in the paint job.

  c)  Pop the trunk of the car to make sure it is still in good condition.

  d)  Check the tires for wear.   

  e)  Inspect the exhaust system and the undercarriage for rust and damage.

 Tip:  Use the finger to check the exhaust when the engine is cool.  Greasy grime means that there’s an important and possibly costly  problem.

  f)  Avoid cars with frame damage.

2. Looking Under the Hood:-

 a)  Open the hood of the car and look for signs of damage.

 b)  Inspect the hoses and belts for damage.

 c)  Check the engine for leaks and corrosion.

 d)  Remove the oil cap by unscrewing it.

 e)  Pull the transmission dipstick to check the fluid.


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3. Inspecting the Interior :-
a)  Make sure the seats can be adjusted and are functional.

b)  Turn on the air-conditioning to make sure it’s working.

Tip: – Ask the dealer or seller when the Freon (Gas) was last refilled.

c)  Check the odometer of the car for the mileage. 

d)  Find out if the car has a computer on board.

e)  Verify that the indicator and display lights are functional.

4.  Taking a Test Drive: –

a) Test drive the car before making any final decisions

b) Press the brakes down to check that they’re working properly.

c)  Check for small trepidations at different speeds

Tip: Test the car at speeds of 45 mph (72 km/h), 55 mph (89 km/h), 65 mph (105 km/h), and 75 mph (121 km/h).

5.Coming to a Decision: –

a) Check the car’s service history report.(Because of past accidents or negative experiences.)

b) Bring someone who knows cars to inspect the car.

c) Negotiate the price of the car.

d) Document everything if you’re buying from a private seller.

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