Hello, Richard here, I have been dealing with used cars for eleven years and today I would like to talk to you about what to look for when you buy a used car. What to look for when buying a used car. One thing you need to look for before you even waste your time driving the car or wondering how the car was taken care of, get a carfax on it.
Get some kind of history on that vehicle that is third party. That you can count on, no one else that has any involvement in the vehicle itself has anything to do with. Look at the inside of the vehicle make sure it’s not an inordinate amount of wear and tear on it Make sure that they detailed the vehicle and that they brought it up to standards that you would want in your vehicle.
Go to the hood. Lift the hood and look underneath. Is the engine clean? Did they take the time to make sure that they cleaned up everything in there? Battery terminals look ok? Check the oil, does it look clean? Does it smell burnt? If it does, you might want to pass on that vehicle. Check the tires out. Make sure the tires have tread on them and a good amount of tread too. Not down to the tread bars. Every tire has a tread bar on it so you can check it just by putting your finger down on it to see how close it is.
Bring the car back in, talk to the sales person about what they know about the vehicle. Also talk to them about what they do to the vehicles when they bring them in. Ask him to be definitive about what they do with their cars. They should be able to show you a report about it. Remember, when you buy a used car, somebody else has taken the hit for the depreciation. As long as you follow these points, you can limit your risk on buying a used car.