3 Important things to do when viewing a used car
When buying used cars, it’s better to be safe than sorry
There’s no doubt that buying a second hand car is a great way to save a lot of money, especially if you do it online at Motors. However, it’s equally as important to ensure that what you do but is the real deal. While most used autos these days are of very high quality, it’s always better to be safe than sorry isn’t it? With that in mind, here are 3 important things to do when viewing a used car.
Firstly, you should always be prepared to get down and dirty to give the car a thorough going over as this will reveal any obvious faults that would need fixing. Check everything from the wheel arches to the engine. Get in and press all the buttons you can find in the cabin, and adjust the seat to a comfortable position. Basically, if you walk away without dirty hands, you haven’t had a good enough look.
Secondly, demand to see a full service history and all other relevant documentation. This is paramount because it’ll let you see exactly what the vehicle has been through, as well as any faults that keep occurring. You don’t want to get a car that needs a new set of headlights every month, or new door seals after every shower. If there’s no paperwork, or you can’t find anything online, just walk away and save yourself the hassle.
Thirdly, take a test drive! This is possibly the most important thing because you’ll be able to tell immediately if the car is for you or not; how it feels on the road is vital. Look out for things like poor gears, loose steering or spongy brakes. Also keep an ear out for any dodgy noises that come from the engine. Remember, you’re the one who’ll be driving it every day, so make sure everything is right the first time.
So there you have it, 3 things you should always do when seeing a second hand motor for the first time. Of course there are many more, but it’s up to you to do some research and find out what they are. Ultimately it’s your opinion that matters because you’re the one with the money, so don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Happy driving!