Buying a used car is like walking through a minefield. There are many factors to consider, is difficult to know when one needs to be careful. Here are some points to consider.
Buying a used car
1Decide which is the right vehicle for you. It can mean not to get the vehicle you want but that you need. Investigates consumer guide and remember that a car with a high rating has a high price. A car with a lower rating can be a gold mine if you’re willing to accept one another defect.
- Considered a model with fewer options or a brand and different model. For example, Lincoln is a luxurious version of the marking of Mercury vehicles. The Lincoln model will have more options and luxurious fittings included. Several models feature a luxury package that can include seats of skin and a set of sound increased among other additional options. If you are trying to save money, stay away from vehicles with these options since they have a higher price.
2Research on the model and brand that you are considering, search consumer reviews, compares the values of the blue book and verifies the history of vehicles with the number VIN. If you find any problem in particular with the model you are looking for, you will avoid correcting them carrying out this investigation.
3Uses a calculator online to give you an idea of the payments that you have to perform. Do not stop only in the price; It is considered that long you will have the vehicle, payments are in accordance with your budget and you can both give hitch. It is considered a new car, particularly if you have funded with less than the normal rate and strongly considered the possibility of buying cash. The absence of monthly payments can have a wonderful effect on your finances.
4Determines that it is what you can pay. When you try to buy a used car, need to consider that it engages you can do (if you will do), how much you can give as a monthly payment and that both gastaras insurance for your vehicle. If the cost of your current insurance will double, you need to take this into account do not make monthly payments too high.
5Provides financing options. Banks are typically offered to finance the purchase of a used car. However, some banks are reluctant to offer this financing if the vehicle is earlier than 6 years model. If your bank will work with you on your funding, this may be the best decisions. Banks typically offer interest rates lower than the of the concessionaires but don’t underestimate to dealerships just because a bank willing to finance your purchase of a used car. When you know the interest rate that you have negotiated with the Bank to the dealership you can get a better offer on his part.
6Search for used vehicles in dealerships, auto occasion usagé, lots of cars, classified and online advertising.
7Get many questions. Get much information possible about the vehicle. Attempts to obtain data from the previous owners and get in touch with them. Check vehicle identification (VIN) number and look for there is no theft report. VIN is usually located in the lower part of the windshield, just below the driver’s side of the Board.
8Always driving the vehicle. He tries to drive the vehicle in different ways and manages no less than 15 minutes. Remember that you’ll be driving this vehicle for a long time.
- Leads to hear noises in the engine, carry out tests on the levels of acceleration and check the brakes, put special attention on extraneous noise.
- Check if the suspension feels aligned and provides a comfortable ride. Also check the tires.
- Take a look at the engine under the hood. If it seems that it has not received maintenance for a long time or find wiring strange question for the service that has been given to the vehicle.
- Note If the vehicle goes to one side or the other. It is a problem of alignment (or bad tires) If you go to any of the two sides, if it snags is a problem of the brakes.
- Verifies if there shuddering in the brake to stop the vehiculof; (may be because of the rotors and the brake linings). You must always keep in a straight line, not get out of the course; (rims or guidance components).
- If you have the time, sit on the vehicle for an hour… seats from time to time feel uncomfortable only until you’ve sat in them for some time.
9Get a professional review. If the concessionaire does not allow you that your mechanic inspect the vehicle, you don’t walk out of that place, run!. It pays to your mechanic to check it. You must lift and check the frame, and the lower part of the chassis for damage.
10Investigates prices – uses an independent source to determine the value of the vehicle you are looking for. The most commonly used sources are,DriverSideand Kelly Blue Book , Edmunds, Latest Cars.
11Trading. Always have an idea of how much these willing to pay for the vehicle before searching. Starts low and tries to reach a point that’s good for you, remember that a “win win” situation is always required to make a sale. Never negotiate if you’re not ready to say yes, it will make you lose power/credibility of the seller when you’re ready to buy.
12Always get all the papers. V5 and MOT service history, insists on 2 sets of keys as a minimum.
13Get a possible vehicle history report. You don’t want to end up with a vehicle that has been flooded with a similar problem.
14Knows the financial history of the vehicle used. To ensure that the vehicle is not stolen, police agencies have records of vehicles with reports of theft.Consultation with the police if you are not satisfied with the amount of information that you are obtaining from seller, can save you much time and avoid problems in the future.
15Mechanically inspected vehicle. Not everyone has the technical capacity of a mechanic. Having said that, there is no absolute reason for the average consumer may not understand enough about vehicles and as operating to perform an initial inspection to determine the appropriate of the conditions. It is highly recommended to make an inspection to the vehicle by a mechanic before buying it but would be expensive and nothing practical having to inspect each vehicle that interests you. Many vehicles are in poor condition and are overstated because people tend to add an emotional and sentimental value in them, thus inflating its price. Learn how to inspect the basic mechanical components of a used car you can drastically reduce the amount of time and money invested looking for used vehicles.
16Main components. As part of any inspection of a used car, you must inspect accurately engine, transmission, drive train, brakes and tires, power system, gas emissions and the exhaust, glass and mirrors as well as also be able to find potential problems in the vehicle.
- If you are making a change, he inquires about prices, but remember that you will not always get the amount that you find as a result. There has to be a profit margin and you do not you responsible as a dealership due to mechanical problems. Use the blue book, remember that more guidance is not a Bible.
- If you are buying a vehicle from a private seller, make sure that any right of retention, associated to the vehicle has been paid by the seller.
- When negotiating recalls that it is not always the price, check guarantee, tank full fuel, or even up to the set of floor mats.
- If you don’t feel comfortable negotiating prices or checking vehicles used by mechanical problems, consider hiring the services of car buyers.
- Never buy a vehicle that has been announced as a freshly painted, could have been in an accident.
- Make as many questions as possible to the owner regardless of the vehicle.
- Check if it is leaking.
- Driving the vehicle.
- Some lots of cars they pose as private sellers. Verify that the title is not recent printing. Check the mileage to date that appears in the title. Review by previous States. Does not mean that it is a fake, only title means that the vehicle comes from a different place. It is common for lots of cars to buy vehicles in other States.