THINGS TO REQUEST FOR WHEN BUYING A USED CAR

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Below are critical items to check when inspecting a used car.
1. Always request a test drive
It is the fundamental benefits of any secondhand buyers. Don’t
just rush into a choice by the car’s shinning or eye-catching
appearance. A test drive should take quite long time because not
all problems come up on the first try. More importantly, your
feeling when driving does affect your choice. If it is not
comfortable, and you fell something wrong like a weird smell,
sound or light, walk away before there is no chance for giving it
back.
Don’t just rush into a choice by the car’s shinning or eye-catching
appearance
2. Opening the hood and checking carefully to find visual problems
Some will be obvious because dealers cannot hide, but most of the
related-engine problems need to examine by mechanics.
3. Checking the oil level using a dipstick
an oil checking dipstick
In case the oil is dark, it means that the oil has not been changed
for a long time
If the oil level is low, there are two possibilities: the engine is
burning or oil is leaking. In case the oil is dark, it means that the oil
has not been changed for a long while.
4. Checking the transmission dipstick.
If you see clearly the fluid is red or pink, this used car is still
running well. In contrast, dark brown or burned smell is a warning
to you that this car has problems.
5. Checking the battery
battery checking.
If the date code shows the battery is over 4 to 5 years old, it
reaches the final limit
Batteries of some models provide a date code, looking for it. If the
date code shows the battery is over 4 to 5 years old, it reaches the
final limit. Plus, if you find severely corroded battery post or
terminal, or the posts show signs of being jumped, this car may
have a recent starting problem.
6. Reading the odometer
It tells you how many miles the used cars have been driven and
you can consider your choice. But, low miles on the odometer
doesn’t always equal a good car. Another criterion is depending on
the type of cars. Highway cars will be better than short-haul cars
since short-haul cars must stop and go all the time, it pushes the
engine on and off too often, so it does bad for the engine. A 1000-
mile highway car on the odometer, for example, is likely to have
better engine condition compared to a 700-mile stop-and-go car
driving in the city. One thing I want to emphasize that mileage on
the odometer, even a digital odometer, can absolutely be rolled
back to lower numbers. The reason is dealers know that lower
mileages let the buyers rush into this car.
Low miles on the odometer doesn’t always equal a good car
7. Looking at the tires
Uneven wear usually indicates worn suspension parts that might
be expensive to replace.
8. Turning on and off repeatedly to check whether the engines still
work well or not
Checking from the smallest parts: turn signals, heater, wipers,
lights, air conditioner, radio, power door locks, etc. Every problem
you can find will be useful to down the deal. It’s all for your
benefits.
9. Watching out for flood-damaged vehicles
Water could cause long-standing, financial issues with wiring and
electronic modules
Water could cause long-standing, financial issues with electronic
modules and wiring. Search for mud stains or water left on the
carpet in the trunk, and under the hood and on door upholstery.
10. Taking a short test drive. It is vital to evaluate how the car
engine is going
It is important that you as the driver and passengers feel right and
comfortable. Does it start easily and quickly? When you accelerate,
does it stumble? In addition, don’t forget checking brakes, steering,
noise, systems. If you want to be a more careful test, turn off the
radio when you starting to hear clearly the noise.
11. Inspecting light, wiper, in foster, radio, heater, power door, and
other accessories
These systems are obvious to check with eyes without any
specific knowledge requirement. Any problem you can find, it’s
your base to negotiate the lower price. Don’t hesitate to bargain.

3 Comments

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