7 Questions To Ask Before Buying a Used Car
Buying a new car comes with a high upfront cost. With higher cost and depreciation of new cars with time, buying a used car becomes an attractive option and easy on your budget too.
Used cars may come with defects when overlooked in the buying process can become a costly affair for you later. To avoid these pitfalls let’s look at some of the essential questions we need to know before buying a used car.
What car do I need?
Before you start your research on used cars and prices sit back and a think what do you need? Do you need a two-seater convertible or a used Hyundai i10 in Bangalore?
What to ask?
Before approaching a dealer and or a private seller be prepared with the right questions.
How much can you afford?
It is a smart to know how much you can afford. If you do not know, you might fall prey to a well-versed sales pitch that will build a dream for you.
Is the car insured and certified?
Some car dealers give you a car insurance before they sell. If you buy the car privately make sure you are insured before you drive the car.
Is your car a certified used car? This means that the car is covered with manufacturer’s warranty. You don’t want a third-party warranty if the dealer says the car is certified.
Has the car been in an accident?
Run a vehicle history report which will help you get a background on the car. If the car has been in an accident, make sure you get the bill to ensure the repairs were done from a certified dealer.
Did your mechanic give you a green signal?
Even after checking the vehicle history report it is essential to have your mechanic check the car for any potential future issues, such as leaks and mainly underneath the car where the mechanic can get a good look at the engine and chassis.
Did you drive the car like you own it?
Lastly, take a test drive of the car to inspect legroom, visibility, any problematic noise or smell should raise a red flag.