5 Considerations on buying a Second Hand Car

5 Considerations on buying a 2nd Hand Car

Thought of buying a used car? This article will help you to better understand the few things you need to know before buying a used car.

1.+Research the car+
Understand the car from inside out, for example: the specs, repair cost, wear and tear replacement and availability of spare parts. If the particular model of vehicle is still available as a brand new car on the market, information will be easily available on the internet or at the dealership.

2.+Understanding yourself+
Know what type of car you are looking for and what type of car you really need.  Which is your priority?   Considering whether a luxurious 2 door convertible or a cozy compact sedan is more suitable for your lifestyle, family or your daily needs. Lastly of course, it is within your budget considering maintenance and running cost.

3.+Inspecting the Car+
Before you sign on the dotted line prepare a physical check and also do a test drive, do note the things to look out for:
-Misalignments, this may be an indication that the car had experienced in a collision.
-Funny odors, Check out for funny smells for both the inside and outside of the car.
-Unusual sounds, which includes loud rattling, banging or tapping sound coming from the engine area.
-Make sure breaks and tyre are in good working condition

4.+Licensed Dealer+
You are advised to buy from a licensed car dealer. Beware of Freelance car dealer and individuals who are selling their cars as direct seller as after sales services, warrant.

5.+Third party inspection+
Buyers should be allowed to have the vehicle checked via, authorized agent workshops, buyers preferred workshops or independent workshops (example: STA, VICOM) assurance that the vehicle you are about to purchase is road worthy.

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