Buying a car can be a difficult task. When making a huge purchase, especially if this is your first car, there are many things to consider. Therefore, before signing with dotted lines, you may need to check the following:
Overall appearance: Here, you can simply walk around the car to check whether the paint has scratches, dents or rust. Check whether the paint work is new. Problems may be hidden. There are two ways to confirm whether the car has been repainted. First, look at the side of the car from beginning to end to see if there are any waves. Then move your fingers along the edge of the seam between the panels to check the roughness. Roughness indicates masking tape.
Tires: Make sure the vehicle is flush with the ground before the next inspection. Once the car is flush with the ground, you will need to check the tires. The tyres should match perfectly, as if they were worn evenly. Look at the surface characteristics of the tire to determine that the car is in poor position. Finally, take a step back and look at the car as a whole to see if it falls down on the tire.
Damage: Always inquire about the vehicle records before purchasing. This history will let you know of any wreckage that has occurred. It is good to understand your previous thinking, but this is not the only thing you need to focus on. You should also check the damage caused by the flood. If it is confirmed that there is no sign of moisture or condensation inside the headlamp and rear lamp lens, lift the carpet, look for the smell of mud, mold and mold, and confirm that the boot is not rusty, then it can be confirmed that the flood is damaged.
Test drive: Don’t test drive first, don’t buy a car. When you test drive the car, listen for sounds that may indicate an engine problem. Don’t complain, rasp or scream. To ensure smooth steering, the transmission shall shift normally from high to low, and the brake shall stop the vehicle smoothly and silently.
Engine appearance: You don’t need a mechanic to judge whether you need an engine. Open the engine cover and check whether the engine is rusty and whether the oil or oil is burning. It must be ensured that the engine is dry and that there are only dark grey residues, if any.
I hope that after these simple checks, I can find peaches instead of lemons. Good luck.