How to Buy A Second Hand Car
Second-hand cars are significantly cheaper than brand new ones but cheaper doesn’t always mean better. When buying a second-hand car, you need to be wary of a few things.
Set a budget and do not sway from it unless you’re getting a really good deal. Though this seems like an obvious factor, many buyers do not mind splurging over a car. Keep registration, insurance costs, and maintenance and regular costs in mind, too. This might not seem like a lot at first but when compounded, they can make a huge difference in costs.
You need to get as much information as possible. The more questions you ask, the more certain you can be about your purchase. Ask questions regarding:
- Whether it’s been damaged before.
- How many people have used the car (Single Owner, Or Multiple?)
- Reasons for selling
- Mileage on Engine, service history including gear box, suspension and brakes?
Inspect the car as thorough as possible.
Meet your seller in broad daylight, so you can check the car for dents and rust. Ensure that the tyres have enough treads and check that the seatbelts, brakes and steering wheel are in good condition. Have a look at the engine and see if the terminals are clear. Start the car when the engine is cold to get an idea regarding the excessive smoke emission or any other starting problems. Remember to take the car out for a spin, so you can check driveability and comfort.
Now that you are all informed about your used car purchase, let’s show you a wide selection of used cars right here on OLX, where you are sure to find the best deal for yourself.