Buying a used car
can be a little bit of a risk. Having your time to inspect the car you are going to purchase is very important. Research how much the eventual repairs will cost you is very important too. So don’t get too enthusiastic about second-hand vehicles that seem like a great deal and stay away from rushed our agreements. This may turn out to be a major problem requiring additional expenses, a lot of time and also a lot of nerves for you to deal with!
In how to check if a used car is in good condition – part 1
, we gave you some recommendations and advice how to check out the exterior of the car you plan to purchase, so be sure to check out part 1. Here, in part 2, we are going to pay attention to what is important to have a look at the interior of the car and its functions. Keep in mind, buying a used car
can be a really good investment if you make sure to go through the main faults and see if they worth it purchasing the vehicle.
Keep in mind that even if the car suffers some imperfections and faults that doesn’t mean it can't be a good investment if these imperfections and faults are minor, or easy to repair. You can always try to negotiate
and ask the seller to take care of the car to get fixed or try and reduce the price.
When it comes to inspecting the interior of the car for faults, you can start with checking if the mileage is consistent with the paperwork and then check if the wear of the car matches the miles on the clock. You can easily tell the difference if the numbers shown on the dashboard are pretty low, the interior, the pedal rubber and frayed fabrics on the seats look pretty worn. In that case, it is recommended to start asking questions and prevent cheat.
Be sure to try the driver’s seat and see if everything there functions the proper way and if there are some eventual problems. Don’t hesitate to check out everything and don’t neglect anything. Nothing is too minor to don’t worth the check! Pay attention to the flexibility of the seat and if the adjustments and steering wheel work properly. Also, check out the belt and if it pulls out and goes back smoothly. Check the other specifications and how they work, don’t miss the central locking, the stereo, interior lights, electric windows and mirrors, if there are any, the ventilation and if it blows hot and cold. These are important not only for the comfort but also problems with them could be a sign of other major problems.
Don’t forget to inspect the back seats and the boot, since these are very important for the comfort of the other passengers. Don’t settle on buying the car, if something bothers you and concerns you. Have the time to consider the purchase and check the pros and cons
. Your new car has to make you happy, not worried!