Don’t Fogo a Test Drive
A used car’s exterior doesn’t say much about the car’s overall quality. You have to test-drive the car to know how well it performs on the road. It will reveal broken components that need fixing or replacement and other problems that may help you make a more educated decision. Sit on the front and back seats and feel the steering wheel. Make sure that you find every seat and handle is comfortable and that the overall test-drive experience is worthwhile.
Find Out about the Vehicle’s History
Every old car has a history, but no two cars have the same. Get to know your car more by digging into its past. Find out how it was handled by its previous owner, what repairs were done to it, and how far it has traveled before it was made for sale again. You can do this by ordering a vehicle history report (VHR). It will reveal a number of vital information, including odometer readings, accident history, and liens.
Have a Professional Technician Inspect the Car
If you’re not an expert in vehicles, don’t assume that you can spot mechanical issues like an expert. Hire a professional technician who can actually perform a quick check. He would know if there’s a problem that should make you change your mind or accept the offer. It always helps to opt for a dealership that allows you to carry out an inspection.