How to choose a used car
You will need
- - computer with Internet access;
- - Newspaper with ads.
First of all, determine the minimum and maximum limits of the cost of the car, so as not to waste time on considering options that are unsuitable for you. Think about how often you will operate the vehicle (permanently or periodically), where you will drive it, for how long you will acquire it, etc.
Then decide what brand and model your car should be, what type of body (sedan, station wagon, hatchback, etc.) it should have. Think about other parameters, such as power, type of engine and gearbox, year of release, mileage, desired color and configuration. When choosing, consider the possibility of maintenance, self-repair and availability of spare parts in your area.
Ask the opinion of familiar car owners: why did they choose this particularthe carthat they like about her, which does not suit. Read reviews on the Internet about models of vehicles from different manufacturers, get acquainted with their features and "weak points".This will help you not only to make a choice, but also provide a basis for the examination. You will know what to look for first.
Of course, each car model has problem areas that you should especially pay attention to, but still do not be lazy to carefully inspect the body for rust: arches, sills, trunk lid, floor under the floor mats, etc. Look in the engine compartment. There should be no traces of sealant on the hoses, leaks on the engine, gearbox, etc.
Start athe car�and listen to how the engine works. A serviceable motor does not produce extraneous sounds: knocks, clicks, etc. Ask for a ride by car. While driving, check the operation of the transmission (there should be no crunch, tapping, etc.). Test the brake pedal (it should create elastic resistance when pressed).
Pay particular attention to the verification of documents. Match the seller�s passport data with the owner�s data in the vehicle passport. Refuse to buy a car by proxy, as it can be withdrawn unilaterally or be canceled due to the death of the owner.