What to Check Before Buying a Used Car

If you are not a very good driver and want to buy a car then it would be better to choose a used car. Used cars are not only less expensive and you can improve your driving skills by practising on them. When you are sufficiently good at driving, you can go for a new car. That way, you will be sure that you won’t be causing any damage to it.

Used cars are quite inexpensive when compared to a brand new one. A brand new Hyundai Santro Xing will set you back by almost Rs 4.5 lakhs while a slightly used vehicle that is 1-2 years old will cost you around Rs 3 lakhs. Moreover, vehicles that are sold off after a year or two have their taxes paid up to 5 years at least. Hence, you will be saving the money that you would have spent paying your auto taxes. It is better to opt for a less used car than a more used one as the expenses incurred repairing the vehicle would be lesser.

Before buying a used car, you should check for the following things: -The year of manufacture- The performance of a vehicle depends a lot on its age. A vehicle that is quite old will be underperforming as there will be problems in the engine, braking system and much more. Therefore, you should choose a car that was not manufactured very long ago as it would ensure performance. -Body of the Car- You should inspect the body of the secondhand car well for dents, scratches, broken head and tail lights. If you do not check and buy, then you might incur costs of getting the car repainted and serviced. -Tyres of the car- The tyres of a car are one of its most important aspects. Tyres need to be replaced usually after 40,000kms of driving (depending on the terrain on which the car was driven). If your vehicle has exceeded this limit, then you will have to get the tyres replaced. Tyres for cars such as WagonR and Maruti Zen Estillo cost around Rs 3,000. Hence, getting all 4 tyres replaced will set you back by Rs 12,000 approximately! -Do not go for a car that has been driven more than 25,000km. The engines and other parts of such cars suffer a lot of wear and tear and hence would need a lot of repair works. It would be best to take your mechanic along with you to determine the condition of the vehicle. -Do enquire about any accidents or faults that the vehicle has. Even though buyers would not be willing to reveal the information, it is your duty to ask. -Make sure all the papers of the secondhand car are in order. The registration, pollution, tax and insurance papers of a vehicle are very important especially when you are transferring the ownership title.

By looking into these aspects, you can be sure to end up with a good vehicle for yourself. You can find used car for sale by logging on to free classifieds online.

Though a small business owner, Avinash Bhosale is an auto engineer and does part time auto modification. He recently started writing about Cars, Bikes and Business offers like selling and buying of used cars . Get aware of the latest news with his Blog – Buying Cars and Bikes.