What should you look out for when buying a used car?
There are some pretty important steps when you decide to buy a car!
Everyone is different, and everyone has a different budget when they decide to buy a car. If you have enough money to buy a new one, or take a loan, that is very good, but some of us can only afford used cars. Before you think all of the used cars are bad and broken, that is not the case, but there are some warning signs that you should look out for once you are inspecting the car.
First of all before even thinking about buying a car, you should determine how big of a budget you have that you can spend on buying a car. If you have a lower amount of money it is much more logical to choose a car that does not consumer as more gas as a mustang.
The second option, if you found the right car for you, you have the budget for it, then research it. Research the actual model you want to buy to death, to see the usual repair costs, weaknesses. You can find the most information in forums or blogs, where you can even ask some people, who know that model.
The most important thing is that you MUST NOT buy on the first impulse. If you do that, you give yourself a 50 percent chance of buying a not properly working car, what can give you a really bad headache. Always inspect the car you are buying, see if the owner is hiding something. One very common warning sign is a warm motor. Sellers often let the car run for a few minutes before the buyer arrives, so when the buyer gets in and launches the car, of course it will start instantly. This sign means that something could be wrong with that car, and will probably not start in cold. This is course is an assumption, I mean it’s possible the owner still uses the car so just ask.
Your best best is to take it to a mechanic that you trust and never take it to the sellers mechanic. He might be paid off just to say the car is great. That has happened before. So if you have a guy, or a mechanic (hopefully) take it to him (or her!) and get a thorough inspection. Even if it’s going to cost you a few bucks and he finds something seriously wrong with the car, it’s worth it in the end. You could end up using that as bargaining power. For example if the car needs a new clutch, you could take two grand off the car just like that and the seller would have no choice. So wise up and spend the money to get it checked out. You don’t want to be kicking yourself after.