Buying a used car can be demanding as you don’t know the previous history of the car. Quick Cash Auto provides tips on what to check before you buy a used car in Long Island.
First, scan the exterior for any signs of damage. If you find any part of the car new, like the bumper or the wheels, even fender, ask when it was changed. Scrutinize the paint of the car. Inquire when it was painted. The dealer might have painted the car new either to give a brand new look or to hide rust. Also ask for the price of the parts and the receipts. This will help you to know whether cheap parts have been used.
Search the car’s exterior for any sign of rust. Don’t forget to go under the vehicle to have a look for any damage. Inspect the hood, the rear, the rims, the doors, the panels, the tyres, etc for any sign of previous wreck. If there has been one, you will find the car’s parts not in proper alignment.
Next the engines. Look over for any rust around the engine. Rub your finger around it to feel any oil. If you find even a little then there might be a problem.
Start the engine. It should start instantly. Go for a ride. Check whether the car makes any noise even while driving over bumps. Observe whether the brakes squeal or not. Use the hand brakes, check the steering. Also inspect inside for any damage or tear, like the seats, the seat belts and all.
Survey the electronic parts, the wipers, etc. If the dealer allows, take the car to a garage and get it checked thoroughly. Ask the mechanic to inspect whether anything has been tampered with.
But before you take it, make a deposit stating that if you don’t buy the car, you will get back the deposit money. If the dealer doesn’t want you to take it to a garage of your choice then co-operate and take it to a place of mutual consideration. Ask for car’s record of maintenance, certificates, and also regular receipts.
These steps help to ensure that you get to buy the best car that suits the budget you have on your mind.