Purchasing Used Cars

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Things you have to realize when purchasing a used car

Buying used cars from a reseller is not an easy thing to do especially if you don’t know what you are looking for as the process can be tricky. It can be a major concern to a buyer to trust someone who is selling the car when you’re buying it privately. Here are a few hints to guarantee the vehicle you want to buy doesn’t have any issue.

  1. Make background research for the current rate – make a research to know the current rate of that specific car.
  2. Check the mileage – for a great buy, check the mileage around 25,000 to 30,000 miles if the vehicle you choose is under 3 years old.
  3. Check the bodywork for blemishes – check the body for possible blemishes and do it during the daytime.
  4. Test drive the vehicle – make sure to test drive the car before taking it out ad it should have a good feel on how you drive it.
  5. The wear and tear of the used car – check the condition of the engine and if it’s dirty, it means that the vehicle hasn’t been taking care of properly.

How to negotiate with the buy

After having a budget and research for the car you intend to buy, the next thing you do is to negotiate with a dealer and make the purchase. Here are some tips to know how to discuss the price of the car with a dealer for a first-time buyer.

  • Do your research – you must know the specification, model of the car, and even the price in the market. The seller may think hard asking for a higher price if you know cars. Check the internet and see the different prices offered. There are some dealers own websites where they can list online car sales or used cars for sales.
  • Talk to some used car dealers – explore the market and talk with some dealers that can give you the best price. Once you’ve talked to sellers, you can then compare their prices that suit your budget.
  • Let a mechanic inspect the vehicle – hire a mechanic to do a thorough inspection to ensure that the used vehicle has everything it needs to run safely and smoothly. A mechanic will likewise give you details on what is needed to be fixed and how much the used car will cost.
  • Set a price – determine how much you are willing to pay for the car and start the negotiation for a low but reasonable price.
  • Don’t show your eagerness when buying a used car – never show your eagerness that you’re ready to purchase the car when you’re meeting a used car seller.

Take care of your used car to make it last

Taking good care of your car means your making it last. You need to make worthy for driving, make it reliable, and intact for resale value. Here’s how you take care of your car:

  • Washing
  • Change Oil
  • Tune-Up
  • Waxing
  • Check under the hood
  • Balance and alignment
  • Winterizing
  • Timing belt
  • And filters