Generally, when we hear the word ‘second hand’, we immediately imagine a car that has poor quality, shabby, and very old. But actually, not all used cars are like that. There are lots of used cars with good quality, even looking like new. You only have to be observant before buying. There are several points that you should not miss when buying a used car, namely:
1. Car History
When buying a used car, there are a lot of things you have to examine, one of which is about the history of the car. Ask in detail about the history of the car you will buy. By knowing the history of the car, you have avoided losses that might arise later. In addition, also ask whether the car is a former rental car or a seized car leasing company. This also needs to be asked to avoid future risks.
2. Engine condition.
The important thing that must also be considered when buying a used car is the condition of the engine. When buying a used car, you must prioritize checking the condition of the engine. Because if the car engine is bad, there is no point in buying a car. The problem is not everyone understands the machine. All you have to do is invite friends or people who understand the car engine well. That way, you can find out whether the car’s engine is in good condition or not.
You have to make sure that each engine component is original, or at least it still seems to function properly.
3. Vehicle Service Notes
Cars that are serviced routinely and treated diligently must have a good performance. There is only one way to find out, namely by checking the service records of the car from the previous owner. Usually, every time you do service, the workshop will write periodic service records and what components have been replaced so that you can more easily assess the performance of the used car.
4. Test Drive
A test drive will help you to find out how the actual engine is performing. Things that must be considered are the engine sound, engine vibration, and smoke on the exhaust of the car. Do a test drive carefully and do not rush to assess because the actual condition of the new engine can be seen after being used for some time or being taken some way away.
When you want to buy a used car, you have to be patient and not be too hasty, because this will encourage you to make a common mistake above and you will regret later.