7 Things To Look For When Buying A Used Car

Vehicle History: Obtain a vehicle history report using the vehicle identification number (VIN) to check for previous accidents, title issues, service records, and ownership history.

Mileage: Consider the mileage of the used car, as lower mileage often indicates less wear and tear, but also check for signs of excessive wear in higher-mileage vehicles.

Test Drive: Take the car for a test drive to evaluate its performance, handling, braking, and overall comfort, paying attention to any unusual noises, vibrations, or warning lights.

Mechanical Condition: Have a mechanic inspect the car's mechanical components, including the engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, and exhaust system.

Exterior and Interior Condition: Inspect the exterior for dents, scratches, rust, and paint quality, and check the interior for cleanliness, wear on seats, dashboard.

Maintenance Records: Review the vehicle's maintenance records to see if regular servicing, such as oil changes, fluid checks, and inspections, has been performed on schedule.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN): Ensure the VIN on the car matches the VIN on the title, registration, and vehicle history report, and check for tampering.

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