Those who spend most of their time in their car, commuting daily for their work, will agree to the point that sometime or other, might have to inspect a car before making the final purchase. Things get more complicated if the purchase is going to be a used car. Though there is neither anything to panic about, nor is it that tough a job, certainly there can be a struggle, if you don’t really know, what you should look for. Next comes the issue for those who get swayed away by the sellers and forget to ask the crucial questions and check out the important things. For any of these situations, here is an easier way out that we learned from the Las Vegas car dealership by following which, one can safely drive home a newly purchased old car without falling into the trap of cascading troubles.
Test Drive is the Golden Rule
Taking a test drive of the vehicle you are going to buy is a rule that you should never forget to follow. Try to take a route that combines as many road conditions as possible, like the crowdy marketplace, the narrow residential, undulated country side and the clean, open highways. That will let you get a better chance to know the vehicle well, especially about how the car handles different road conditions when driven at different speeds and gears.
Vehicle History Report
Make sure to obtain the vehicle history report to know about its legal status, accidents and anything that raise the red flag. The report should either include a maintenance and repair record or else you can ask for them as separate documents. But never forget to check them out, before you sign the deal.
Conduct a Mechanic Test
Most car owners are not trained about car parts unless he is an automotive professional himself. If you too are a novice in this field and has made your mind to purchase a used car, take along with you a mechanic to know the car better.
Let him check-up the mechanisms and the crucial parts to ensure that driving this car won’t bring any untoward situation after you pay a lumpsum amount to the seller.
Look for Imperfections
If there are imperfections and signs of damage found in the car mechanism, the best way to resolve the issue is walking away. But if it is found in the interior creature comfort zone, you can bargain down the price and take it, unless the defect is too much for you to consider.
For scratches, dents and other exterior imperfections again, you can either request the seller to repair them at his cost or ask to cut down the selling price. Do not be in a hurry to make the purchase, if the seller is not showing any interest in taking your requests seriously. In such cases again, it is better not to go ahead unless the price is already cheaper than you have expected.
When we purchased a used car from the car dealer in Las Vegas, we got ample scope to check these points out as the staff there were extremely co-operating.