How to Shop Smart for a Used Car

How to Shop Smart for a Used Car


shopping for a used car can be a little trickier than shopping for a new one if you aren’t careful you can end up with a car that gives you enough problems to make you a regular at your local mechanic want to avoid that well here are some warning signs that should set up red flags while you’re shopping the first warning sign a shady seller for private parties always ask why they’re trying to sell the car they can’t give you a good reasons they might just be trying to unload their troubles finally if they’re just uncomfortable with you taking the car to a third-party mechanics it’s time to move on when you see the car watch out for these warning time the first one rust which can be expensive to repair and nearly impossible to reverse this isn’t just on the visible part of the car bring a flashlight with you or in a pinch use the light on your phone and check the underside of the car for rest including areas like a wheel well the muffler and exhaust system check your tires see how much tread is left and if there’s uneven wear between the left and the right tires which can be a sign of an alignment problem if the tires are bald well that’s just downright dangerous check the fluid levels the cars low on oil it could mean the owner neglected to do a lot of other maintenance to finally take a test drive that alone can reveal even more warning signs if the car doesn’t track straight when you take your hands off the wheel or the brake pedal pulse face or the engine just makes odds strange noises it’s possible or even likely the car hasn’t been very well maintained

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