For many people, buying used cars is a terrible task. There are many factors to consider when making a choice. Especially if this is your first time to buy a car. Before you sit down and sign the dotted line, we suggest you take a look at some details of the car you bought.
At this stage, you can usually walk around the vehicle and check the paint for scratches, dents and spots where rust starts. Ask the salesperson if their drawings are correct, and you will know what can be hidden below. There are two simple ways to confirm whether the car has been repainted recently. First, you can look at the side of the car from beginning to end to see if there are waves. Second, move the seam edges between panels along your fingers to see the roughness. If you feel a certain roughness, it may indicate that you used masking tape when repainting the vehicle.
When the car is on the ground, you must check the tires for damage and wear. The tires should match and wear evenly. If the tire tread is uneven, it may be a sign of poor vehicle position. This is also a good idea. To ensure that the tires are not deformed or sagging, sit properly and look at the car after a few steps.
Please be sure to ask for vehicle details before purchasing. Most resellers provide free Carfax or similar reports. In this way, any accident, maintenance, repair and damage that may have occurred before can be identified. It is also advisable to check the interior and exterior of the vehicle for damage caused by rain, hail, flood or other natural disasters.
- Engine inspection
It does not need to be a professional maintenance personnel to visually see whether the engine should be started. Open the car cabinet and check the engine area for signs of rust, oil spillage, fluid spillage or oil burning. These signs indicate that there is an internal fault that needs to be repaired.
- Test drive
Finally, if you don’t test drive first, don’t buy a used car. During the test run, listen to any sound that may indicate other problems with the engine or vehicle. There should be no complaints, screams or gurgles. Check that the rotation is stable, the gear is stable, and the brake stops smoothly. If possible, it is also a good idea to have technicians check the car during the test run.
Stick to this skill and you will find the winner. Good luck.