Things to note before buying a used car
1. Request a Pre-purchase Inspection. Allow a proper mechanic to take a look at the car before the purchase is made. This does not mean that the seller is trying to deliberately pass a lemon on to you; the seller may not know about some of the problems. The pre-purchase inspection can uncover some difficulties underneath the hood.
2. Always test drive the car. You need to spend some time behind the wheel of the car you are thinking of buying. This allows you to have an idea of how the car responds to you as a driver. Ask that the test drive include the highway, a side street, and areas where cornering or turning will be necessary
3. Review the Vehicle History Report. The used car has a back story to it that cannot be ignored. There may be evidence of serious vehicle damage in this report. This is very important
4. Research the vehicle. The Internet allows you a great opportunity to find out more about the model of car before you purchase it.
5. Consider the Cars Best Suited for You. Your inner child may want a sharp looking sports car but your family might need an SUV. The used car that you purchase has to be what best fits your lifestyle and your needs
6. Do Not Hesitate To Negotiate. The sticker price doesn’t have to be the final cost. The used car dealer is willing to negotiate a little bit. Be certain that you understand it is just so good of a deal. You can’t get but do not hesitate to try to achieve it
7. Validate Ownership. This is particularly true if you’re dealing with an individual and not dealership. Make sure that whoever is selling the car to you is, in fact, the real owner