The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed people away from using public transport and then lead to increase usage of personal vehicles. But, because of the financial impact, many people are now showing interest in used vehicles instead of a new ones. In India, the demand for used cars has grown substantially from last year and is expecting to continue also. Though buying a used vehicle is economic but it’s own problems. Here are some important things that should keep in mind while purchasing a used car
One should carefully check the vehicle for visible scratches and dents. It is also important to check for overall shade and paint as even a minor difference in paint shade can point towards a replaced part or previous damage. Sometimes, sellers used to paint the parts to conceal oxidation, which is a serious problem.
Check Car’s Condition
Check for replaced glasses and doors as this could point towards a previous accident. Ensure that all the essential components like tyres, engine, air conditioning system and transmission are in good condition. Get the vehicle checked out by a trusted mechanic because they have a better eye for such things.
Vehicle History Report
A vehicle history report provides not only the ownership history but also accident history. So, before signing, check the vehicle history. Know the intended car’s VIN (Vehicle Identification Number).
You have to test drive the old car before buying it. While driving, look for the fitness of the clutch and also observe the things like engine noise, suspension, and braking performance, etc.
Duplicate Car Keys
While buying a car, one get two sets of keys. So, if you are going to buy a used vehicle, you should be given the second set of keys. If the vehicle previous owner does not have the duplicate set then feel free to negotiate the car’s price a bit more.
Look at the important documents like insurance, PCC (pollution under control certificate), NOC, insurance, and registration certificates, etc. If you are purchasing the car then do the complete important paperwork like a copy of the seller’s identification proof, sales affidavit, etc.