Looking for a new car? Don’t want to lose thousands of dollars as soon as you drive off the car lot’s forecourt? Then you’ll be looking for a reliable secondhand car that runs smooth and doesn’t break the bank. But as we all know, buying a used car when you know little about cars is an extremely daunting task, and one that can often lead to the customer paying inflated prices without having any idea they have been ripped off until it’s too late. For this reason it’s important to use a reputable company; a company like New World Car Dealership Auckland.
Of the 3.5 million cars on the road, it’s estimated that 23,000 vehicles are stolen each year, and around 55,000 are sold illegally. Whilst this isn’t the largest percent, the chances of buying a car that isn’t altogether legitimate is a very real, and the chances of paying over the odds for a vehicle is extremely high if you’re not a mechanic or car enthusiast.
What to look for when buying a used car
When it comes to buying a second hand car, there are certain things that you should be able to spot, even if you’re not a mechanic.
All cars are issued with vehicle documents that should record specific details each time the vehicle is serviced or when changing ownership. Be wary of buying any car that doesn’t come with documents as you won’t have any way to verify its history.
Note the vehicle documents can be forged, so if you have the slightest inkling that the car is dubious, you should pay for a third party company to carry out a comprehensive vehicle history check.
Vehicle history checks can uncover many details about the car’s past; whether it has been in involved in any accidents, or in any legal cases, as well as how many times it has been serviced and how many miles it has travelled.
When looking over the bodywork check for different shades of paint as it can be difficult to match up retouches with the existing colour. To check rust damage simply put a magnet on any suspect parts; if it doesn’t stick then you’ll know there’s rust damage underneath.
It’s tips like these that regular folk need to know before buying car.So if you’re interested in buying a secondhand car, but are wary of being ripped off, head on over to Lyonne Autos Dealership to see what they have on offer. Not only can you be sure that you’ll be getting fair prices, the salesmen will actually educate you on what to look for in a used car; essential if you don’t know the first thing about vehicles.