Thursday, 2 March 2017

Are You Car Smart? - Buying a Used Car

Car History

Buying a used car can be difficult, and somewhat of a gamble. You can put the odds in your favor by knowing all you can know about the car's history. This includes number of previous owners, if the car was involved in any accidents, any previous mechanical failures and its maintenance history.

Ensure that car Odometer has not been tampered with

Simply look at the dashboards to see for marks, or if it is loose. This generally is a sign of tampering. Also look for service stickers under the hood or inside of the car. They will contain latest readings, and you can match them against the current read.

Reasonable mileage

Listed prices for cars suggest that reasonable mileage should be around the range of 12,000 miles an year. For a car with much higher mileage or in a poorer condition, the sale price should be lower.