How To Buy A Used Car From Private Seller

How To Buy A Used Car From Private Seller


How to buy a used car without getting scammed
(complete long guide) Buying a used car is one of the biggest fears
when making a purchase. It is the second largest expense after purchasing
a home. Did you know almost every used car have some
sort of issues? Some may be big and some may be small. Here are the proper ways to protect you from
purchasing a bad used vehicle. Number one. Buy Carfax. . Do yourself a favor and purchase carfax. You will want to know the vehicle history,
whether it has been in an accident or the odometer has been rolled back. For a small investment fee, you can save yourself
a ton of headaches. Number two. k.b.b is a free service online. You can check how much a vehicle is worth
prior to purchasing one. Do not overpay thousands of dollars over k.b.b.
price unless it is a classic or rare car. Number three. Bring a mechanic with you. If you must, hire a mobile mechanic that is
willing to inspect a car for you for a small fee. Usually the fee is around thirty-five dollars
to one hundred dollar. There are a few places you can find a mobile
mechanic. I recommend craigslist, offer up, backpages,
yelp, and so on. Make sure the mobile mechanic is a.s.e certified
and licensed. Number four. If you decide to inspect the vehicle yourself,
proceed to follow the next few steps. I will show you the proper and best way to
check a vehicle. Number five. First, tests drive the vehicle. Listen for any abnormal noises and driving
condition. If the vehicle steers to the left or right,
or makes clicking, or feels like you have no control. I recommend steer clear of that vehicle. Number six. Check the transmission. Again, during the test drive you want to look
at the r.p.m gauge. When driving the r.p.m needle should be steady
climbing when going higher speeds. If you notice the r.p.m. needle suddenly jump,
there is a good chance the transmission is slipping. Number seven. Check the engine oil, transmission fluid,
power steering fluid, brake fluid, coolant level. All the oil, fluid and coolant should be at
the top line or dot. Also, you may want to do a smell test and
smell the oil and fluid for possible burnt smell. If it smells funny there is a good chance
the vehicle is not well taken care of. Number eight. Check underneath the vehicle. I suggest bringing a door mat or dirty t-shirt
and place it on the ground. Don’t be afraid to get a little dirty, after
all you are spending thousands of dollars. Check underneath the vehicles for any leaks. Do not be fooled by a very clean engine or
transmission, it may have been detailed and all leaks will not be visible. Again, use your best judgments for leaks. Number nine. Check the exterior of the vehicle. Check the alignment between the bumper, fender
and headlights. If it looks offer it has been involve in a
frontal collision. Check the backend for the rear bumper aligned
with the trunk, if it looks of it has been involved in a rear end collision. Also, check for mismatch paint and bondo work. Tap the around the vehicles with your knuckles
if you hear a thump noise, there is bondo and that means the vehicle has been hit before. Number ten. Check for codes. Purchase an obd two scan tools on amazon or
ebay. You can purchase a decent one for less than
twenty dollars. Hook up the scan tool to the vehicle obd port. Keep in mind, this one works for vehicles
ninety ninety six and up. Number eleven. Ask for recent registration and smog papers. Compare the vehicle registration to the owner
driver’s license. Make sure all names and address match. If the names do not match, most likely you
are dealing with a car flipper and most car flipper take shortcuts to increase profit. Number twelve. Ask owner for receipts for all repairs done
on the vehicles. Number thirteen. Always meet the owner at their house. Expect something fishy when owner do not want
to meet at their house. Number fourteen. Check the brake system. Go inside the vehicle and step on the brake
with the vehicle running. If the brake pedal sinks to the floor, it
can mean two things. One the master cylinder is giving out or the
vehicle is very low on brake pads. Number fifteen. Check all the interior knobs, lights, radio,
navigation, air condition switches, buttons are all working condition. Number sixteen. Check all the tires and check tire threads,
cracks, and hardness of the tire. Thank you for watching, give thumbs up and
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