This guide will provide you with vital information which will assist you in making the correct decision, in purchasing your used vehicle.
Before you begin your day looking for a used car you will want to dress in some old clothes, grab a flashlight, notepad, pen or pencil and an old shop rag. Next locate a used car inspection checklist to take with you, these can be found online or in various car magazines.
Tips for Purchasing a Used Vehicle:
If you are buying from a private individual be prompt for your appointment but if you want to be clever try arriving thirty minutes ahead of time and you might catch the owner working on the car. However, the owner may be just washing the white walls for you.
It is always best to view the car in daylight hours. You will be more inclined to see any imperfections. Arriving early in the morning will let you know how the used car is going to start. Many times early or cold mornings a used car will have issues ,which you might want to be alerted to before buying.
It is imperative that you test drive the used vehicle. Therefore, test drive it on the highway to see if it pulling to the right or left. If you have any hills or inclines you need to see if the transmission is pulling getting up a hill and then you need to check out the vehicle in stop and go traffic.
Have the vehicle inspected by a certified mechanic. Make certain he checks all your hoses, alternator, radiator, brakes and that the electrical system is functioning properly.
However, don’t forget to find out if the used vehicle is being “sold as is” or with a warranty. Therefore, if the automobile is still under warranty you will need to find out what percentage of the repair costs will the owner pay under the warranty.
Make certain you receive a clear title for your used vehicle before you hand over the money.
Following these tips will help you to purchase a used vehicle you can depend on and best of luck on your new purchase.