Things to know before you decide to buy used cars

5 Things to know before you decide to buy used cars

Buying used cars will always require a proper inspection before the actual purchase. This step is essential irrespective whether the car is cheap or have a good track record. If you apply the technique of “proper inspection” of the used car, you will save yourself from the possibility of getting ripped off due to frequent repair works. However, before buying used cars, you should be aware of the following things:

1) Does the particular used car have a warranty?

You must find out whether there is a warranty attached with used cars that you are interested  in. You can check the window sticker for the warranty period indication.

2) Has the car ever faced an accident?

Before you buy a used car, it is essential for you to ask the used car dealer whether the concerned used car has been in an accident or not. Usually, the used car dealer will find it appropriate to inform you about past accidents, only if you ask them. He will never tell about the accident on his own.

3) Has the used car been reviewed?

It is important to raise the above question to the used car dealer before buying used cars of any model. In other words, ensure that the used car dealer has reviewed the vehicle which is meant for sale. If he has failed to do so, it only means that the used car has come directly from auction. However, if the used car has been reviewed by the dealer, it can then act as a liability. This can be of help, if anything goes wrong with the used car just after purchase. You could then tackle this issue with the dealer himself.

4) From where did the dealer get the particular used car?

Before you think of buying used cars, get into the habit of asking the dealer as to how exactly did he obtained those used cars. You must find out whether the dealer got those cars through a trade in, an auction or by some other way. If you don’t receive a genuine reason from the dealer, you should review the CARFAX report in order to cross check all that the dealer have said to you about that car.

5) Find out if the dealer has a CARFAX or something similar?

Ask the dealer if he has CARFAX or any other similar car report that could be reviewed by you. CARFAX is one such company that deals with reports of vehicle accidents or any such connected issues with vehicles. If the dealer is not equipped with such a report, you can then spend some extra money and obtain one for yourself before buying used cars of your choice.

You can ask as many questions as you like. But if people do not ask those basic above mentioned questions before buying used cars, then they will feel sorry after their actual car purchase.  Hence, ensure that you  use all the above mentioned questions before buying used cars.

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