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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Tips for Buying Used Cars

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Buying Used Cars

Due to the great demand of cars in the international auto markets developers have adopted a competition of bringing the latest technology related cars and this great demand for the cars has increased the cars rate and for normal people with normal earning it is now difficult to buy a brand new zero meter car and that’s why there is huge scope for the used cars in the auto markets.

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Photo by juliaallen_s

Now a great amount of attention is required for buying used cars because there are many chances to get trapped by fake people selling bad conditioned cars. In this article I am going to discuss some of the buying tips for the used car which will be very useful for you throughout the purchasing period and even more after it when you’ll use that car.

  1. First of all before going to the dealer check out how much budget you are carrying, if you are going for some car loans by bank then also decide how much loan will be convenient for you and all that. Analyzing your budget will let you know that up to what category or class of car you can go and the during the budget decision also check out how much money you’ll be having for the future maintenance of the car because the used cars require some more maintenance as compared to the zero meter cars.
  2. Then analyze the purpose for what you are buying that car; you are buying it for the whole family or for your own personal use only and how long you are expected to travel with this car and some other factors like that. Analyzing the utility of your car will let you determine what style of car suits your needs and if you have a large family then the idea of buying a mini car is really not going to work.
  3. When you’ll reach the dealer’s place you’ll come across a number of cars but it would be better if you go for a car which is familiar to you, either your colleagues or friends are using it and you know the performance. Don’t get trapped by the dealers talks and think of your own what car would be best for you? And thus select the car that appeals to you the most, this way you will be able to get what you want otherwise there are great chances of fake.
  4. After deciding the car check out the exterior of it completely and thoroughly, check if the body is not rusted or it is a accidental model. The areas which should be especially observed for this purpose should be seat-belt anchorages, door locks/hinges, suspension mounting points and some other exterior places that you can see.
  5. Now come to the interior side of the car, try to look completely the dashboard area in the inside out manner check the switches, knobs, audio players, wiring, seats with safety belts, the comfort level of seats, brake paddles and clutches etc. the signs of water leakage inside the car should be observes at its best and the complete analysis of the interior will set you comfort level in that car and if you feel the seats, brakes or other important parts defective or slow functioning while driving then avoid that car.
  6. Another most important part is the engine which should be thoroughly checked so try to check for the condition of engine, engine oil, and radiator leaks and coolant stains because the working of engine will be the factors defining the performance of car.
  7. Try to go for a certified car mechanic so that chances of error should be reduced.
  8. All the paper work related to the legal transfer of the car should be settled in the beginning to avoid tension for future.  Once all those matters get settled then feel free to take this car home.
 

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