While most people would go for brand new cars, I would consider buying a second hand unit that can be as good as brand new ones. This I think is a practical way of acquiring a car on a tight budget. If you have been planning to purchase a used car and don’t know much about cars it would be good to have little knowledge on automobiles or tag along a car enthusiast friend when checking the unit.
Below are few tips you should consider buying used cars.
Budget. The reason that you are buying used car is you’re on a budget. Setting your budget will lessen the pressure on your pocket and prevents you from stretching your budget by sticking on what you can afford.
Know the right car. Pretty sure there would be a lot of choices around. Trim down your choices according to your liking and budget. Then find out which model best suits your needs. Visiting a car show room will give you detailed information on a target car.
Know where to look. Visiting a car exchange showroom will give you variety of cars to choose from; from an old Chevrolet with a corvette air conditioning, to a slightly used honda civic, and SUV’s and many more.
Check the body. Have a thorough check. Few things you should look to are rust, oil leaks, tires should be in good conditions, seatbelts and front seat should work properly, dashboard and steering wheel should be bolted correctly, and all functions should work properly.
Engine check. Engine sound should be less squeaky that means the car is in good condition. That will also help identify the car’s mileage.
Test Drive. Checking is not enough; testing the car will definitely divulge the car’s condition.
Legit transaction. There are unscrupulous seller out there. So make sure you are dealing with a legit transaction. Ensure all paper works are properly done. Always ask for receipt in every transaction and make sure the seller’s full name is on it.
It only takes a little wit to spot a good deal on second hand vehicles.