There are several advantages of buying a used car. However, such a decision comes not without some risks. The good thing is that most of the risks related to buying a used car can be pre-empted or reduced by going through a thorough check up of not just the car’s mechanical and aesthetic condition but also some background checks, history, the kind of people who drove the car and of course legal verifications.
The following are the categorized list of checks that you may perform on your car, its documents and ownership before making a buying decision.
Before even thinking of buying a particular car, you have to quickly go through the following questions and checklist:
Once you are done with the first category of check points, you are ready to do a little bit more verification into the legality of the car, its ownership, history etc.
Now that the legality and ownership of the car is verified, it is time to go for a thorough check of the car.
We are ready to take the baby for a road test now. When you are on a road test, always make sure to take someone who knows driving and cars. What you won’t notice will be noticed by him or her during your road test for sure.
That’s pretty much our checklist. Please note that if you are not fully satisfied with your own inspection and test drive, you may take it for a used car or vehicle inspection service. For 50 to 100 dollars there may be vehicle inspection services available and obviously the cost has to borne by you as buyer.
Hope this checklist was very useful to you. Let me know if you find any other used car checklist pointers that I might have missed out.