Used Car Buying Tips - Things To Consider
By Charles Hopkins
Published 01/2/2008 | Auto and Trucks
Everybody want to save money when it comes to shopping. The same thing
applies to buying used cars. It would be nice to say that everyone
takes care of their vehicles. Could you image if a car salesmen told
you about every problem the vehicles had. Sounds good but that's in a
Let's face it, not all car owners take care of their vehicles.
While you may not be the one to break the car, this article will help
point you in the right direction prior to you making your purchase.
Saving you time, money, and a headache.
Let take a look at some things that you should consider before you take your used car off the lot.
Have you heard of safety first?
Just because your car is used, it's important that you check out a
vehicles safety features prior to purchase. Not being prepared for an
accident is the last thin you want to experience.
Here;s a list of some questions you should ask yourself:
Does the car have seat belts?
Do the doors, hood and trunk properly close?
Do the headlights and taillights work?
How good are the breaks?
Are the tires in good condition?
How many miles does the car have?
It's a good idea to take a look at the miles before you purchase.
This is a good indicator to see how much wear and tear the previous
owner put on the car. An average drive will drive 12,000 to 16,000
miles a year. Maybe a little bit more for those busy bodies that have
to be on the road. Don't forget to take a look at the service history.
After you have all of that completed it's time for a test drive.
A test drive for most will be the deciding factor for your
purchase. Pay attention to what's going on, it may seem like a joy
ride, it's not. This is your last effort to see if everything is
working properly. If you don't catch a discrepancy prior to you signing
the contract. You can kiss your money goodbye.
Speaking of contract don't rush into signing anything, remember you
can walk out at anytime. Sometimes I would feel as if I was held
hostage as the car salesmen would take turns coming in and out the room
trying to get you to bite. It's your money and you worked hard for it.
why shouldn't you spend it wisely. Carefully read the contract. Don't
just skim it. Look at the interest rates. The last thing you want to do
is see yourself stuck with high rates.
After you signed the contract, it's time to take your new used car
home. Hopefully this article gave you some ideas on what to look out
for and questions to consider prior to your purchase. Don't forget to
take care of your car.