Buying Used Car Tips
Scouting for price-cuts is a smart habit. And buying used cars
is no exception.
But then again, not all used cars are maintained equally by
their previous owners. Hence, it is important for those who
wish to purchase used cars to consider the different factors
that might affect the performance and the condition of the car.
No wonder why many people are enticed to buy used cars. In
fact, statistics show that the number of people who buy used
cars is three times more than the number of people who buy new
Here is a list of some tips that will help buyers in choosing
their used cars.
1. Safety features should not be taken for granted.
Being old is not an excuse to justify the used car's lack of
safety features. Every car, whether old or new should have
safety features in order to prevent some possible accident
Every used car should still have its anti-lock brakes working
properly and airbags that are still intact (for cars made after
2. The mileage is important
This is because the amount of mileage reflects the way the car
has been used by the previous owner. Moreover, the mileage will
denote the used car's age.
Normally, an average driver will drive 12, 000 to 15, 000 miles
in a year. In this way, the buyer will be able to estimate how
old the car is.
3. Over-all check up is important
Before buying the car, the buyer should first conduct an
over-all check up on the condition of the car, from its
exterior parts up to the very detail of its interior portion.
Being old does not mean any signs of wear and tear will be an
excused. Hence, people should be aware what they are paying
4. Test drive
There is no better way to know the condition of the car until
it has been test-driven. Hence, a buyer should make all the
effort to do a test drive first before he or she jumps into
5. If possible, the over all service history of the car should
This will provide the buyer solid information regarding the
true condition of the car. Here, the buyer can detect if the
car has so many technical problems before, if it has been into
an accident already, or if the owner was good enough to provide
the proper maintenance for the car.
Knowing these things is extremely important to avoid possible
risks in the future.
Boiled down, inspection is important especially if the
transaction concerns money. Cheap is no substitute for being a
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