If you are looking forward to buy a car but get the loan or pay the instalments, then buying a used car is the best option. While buying a used car, it is advisable to be more cautious than buying a brand new car. Along with the costs, one should be ready and keep some amount aside for unexpected repairs.
To get a warranty on a used car is a rare thing. Even if there is warranty the car will not be transferable to the new owner or it won’t cover the things that need to be repaired. Buying from a car dealer for the first time may be a tough task.
There are many places that one can find used cars. There are many websites and apps these days that collect the information of all the cars in one place and makes it easier for the consumers. Many local newspapers that publish about used cars. Rental car companies are also good place to buy cars as they sell the cars after 2 years and their cars are usually well maintained. But prices of their cars are higher and they don’t really negotiate.
It is good to make an appointment with the car dealer for morning and check the car thoroughly. It is difficult to check the car in the dark. It’s good to take a test drive. One completely satisfied, ask the used cars in montclair dealer to let a mechanic check the car. It’s a good practise to let a professional check and see the car. After all it’s a big decision and you will be spending your hard earned money.
Consider the current mileage when buying the car. Fewer the miles it has been driven, the better it is. Before buying the car find its true value in the market. There are various apps that help you to do so. It lists car models, year of make, variations and the current value of the car. In short it shows the worth of the car.
A professional or a mechanic can also tell you the value of the car. A mechanic can be called through yellow pages or if you know one then nothing like it. He would charge $50-$100 per hour. They check for all safety features like headlights, brakes, horns, wipers etc. Check the brake cylinders to check the worn out pads, Check transmission and engine which is the most expensive parts in the car. Check for any rust in radiator, exhaust, bottom or muffler. To check for oil leaks, air filter and valves.
Before finalising the car it is important to collect the 17 digit VIN number that is located on a metal strip on the dash board, doors, engine, driver side etc and make sure it matches everywhere. Make sure to collect the title, if it is not there then don’t buy the car. Remember to collect keys, maintenance records and owner’s manual.