We all have dreams for which we work hard and try to fulfill them by hook or by crook. Buying a new car is a dream of many of us but most of us also tend to buy a car that is already used by the first owner. To make our lives easier or make our family happy we buy a car but often forget to look after the details before purchasing a second-hand car. So we have brought you some of the important points that you should remember before buying a used car.
- Check the papers of the car thoroughly
Before you buy a used car make sure you go through the papers of the car thoroughly. Ask the first owner for the papers of the car and check the insurance papers that will help you to know if the car has encountered any kind of accidents in the past or not, check the NCB percentage of the car, check the engine numbers, as well as the chassis numbers, matches the number of the registration paper and more. This will help you to negotiate a rough idea of the price of the car too.
- Check if the car is working properly
Check the doors of the car, the seats, the brake, and all the filters too. Check the tires of the car, air conditioning, airbags, and radio, sunroof if the car has one, and also check how much the car has been maintained by the first owner. Check the interior as well as the exterior of the car. And before you use the car change the fluids and oil. Also, check the headlights and the spark plugs too.
- Ask the questions from the dealer
Before you buy a used car ask the dealer certain important questions like why is he selling it and what is the mileage of the car, how much the car has been used and also if it has encountered any kind of accidents in the past also ask for the VIN and check the history of the car.
- Take a test drive
Before you finalize your deal with the first owner take a test drive of the car. If you know to drive then drive the car yourself or take someone who knows how to drive and understand the quality of the car. This will help you to understand any problem earlier that the car can give to you once you buy it. Feel the experience yourself and try to break it and accelerate it more often during the test drive and also check the electronics of the car too. In conclusion, nobody wants to buy a car full of faults and a car that is dead. And buying a used car is a cheaper option than buying a new one. The market for second-hand cars is massive. If you are willing to buy one you have to be wise enough to check all the details of the car not only from outside but also inside. It may look new but may have defects and to detect those you can also take the help of a mechanic while you go to purchase one. Above all, before you buy one you have to trust your gut feeling.