Buying a used car often requires even more attention than when you’re buying a new car. There are many factors that can affect the quality and price of a used vehicle – from how old it is to how many kilometres it has done in its lifetime. Buying a car takes a lot of thought and research which can be overwhelming, particularly for those who are less experienced in car buying. Here we will take a look at some key things to look for when you’re buying a used car as well as some tips to help select the right car for you.
Whether you’re going to a dealership to buy your car or buying a car privately, before you begin your hunt it’s important to determine what you want in a vehicle. What is your ideal budget? How much are you willing to negotiate? Do you want a small car to take you from A to B or a luxury SUV with leather trim and heated front seats? It is worth considering all the features you want and the ones you can do without, so you are not swayed by other factors.
You’re going to see a lot of cars before you pick the one you’re likely to buy. It’s important to examine the vehicle closely – and it’s a good idea to bring along another friend or family member with you to help you. Walk around the car and take note of its overall appearance from the paint right down to the trim. Issues like misalignment and loose components won’t inspire confidence in the quality or craftsmanship of a vehicle. Some things to look out for include:
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