Evaluating a Used Car before Buying It

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Buying a used car can be a tough task, but keeping a few simple things in mind during a vehicle check-up will help you a lot in finding the right seller and the right vehicle. Your dream of owning a second hand car is just a few steps away.

Initial Research

  • Perhaps, the most difficult decisions while thinking of buying a used car is deciding what model or make you actually want.
  • Analyse your needs properly and determine which type of car you actually need for your daily life like a compact, a sedan, SUV or MPV, etc.
  • Find out a source which seems to be the most reliable for buying a used car: online, local 2nd hand dealers or certified sellers of used cars.
  • Figure out how to get your potential car financed. Most local dealers will insist on a cash or cheque/ demand draft payment upfront. Certified used-car dealers on the other hand, have several tie-ups with banks that can easily help you get a loan.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Look at the car’s history and its service and ownership records.
  • Avoid any cars that have had multiple owners since a frequent change-of-hands might mean there is some underlying issue with the vehicle which prompted each owner to sell it.
  • Avoid any cars which have had very big insurance claims in their name, they might be an accident prone vehicle or a car that was destroyed in floods or torrential rains.
  • Look for the most unpopular cars since their resale value is very less.
  • Avoid cars which have been discontinued since procuring spare parts or aftersales support for such cars will be very tough.
  • Observing the car in broad daylight, check out its exterior finish and try to spot any signs of damage or repainted parts.
  • Take the car for a test drive in order to judge the condition it is in. Any rattles and noises will possibly show that it has been put through very rough usage.
  • Checking its sales invoice, insurance, clearance and vehicle registration papers.
  • Beware of a tampered odometer. Tally its reading with past service recordsto find out if it was tampered out or not.

Finalizing the Deal

  • Don’t forget to bargain!
  • Insist on a duplicate key and make sure the previous owner doesn’t possess any other set of keys to the car.
  • Make sure to transfer the insurance in ‘your name’ to avoid any legal issues in case of any theft or accident of the vehicle.

Finding such a deal can turn out to be a tough especially if you’re not careful. You might end up regretting the decision. Following these simple rules will surely land you a great deal on the car you always wanted to own.

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