Men usually revolve around sports, beers, and cars. And most of them think they know all there is to know about all of these, especially cars. But when you ask them what to be careful about when trying to find a good used car, you get all sorts of useless advice. Keep reading for a few w handy ones.
Do your research
Just like you would do when you decide to buy a new car, make your research as thorough as possible. Choose a car which suits your needs best and then slowly narrow down the search. Consult as many used car websites as possible so you can have the largest pool of good cars possible.
Choose newer over older
Old used cars have many inherent flaws which come with old age. Always look for the newest used car which can fit your budget. Newer used cars have better materials, better technology and come with less wear and tear than older cars. Cars just keep getting better every year.
Buy from people you know
It is a great tip. A good used car is a car with good history. And from whom will you have better information about a car then from your friends or family? If your brother or best friend is selling their car and you know they treated the car well, do not be afraid to pay a little bit extra. The service history, maintenance, and TLC which comes with the car makes it the perfect buy.
Car dealers have a tendency to keep the good cars they receive from trades. The bad ones they usually scratch. Dealers also want to present as much of history as they can, so buying a car from a dealership is usually a good choice. Also, dealers can repair their cars with less cost, so you get a well-treated car for a very good price.
Finally, do not be afraid to take the owner of the car for a lengthy test drive. Try to inspect as much of the car as you can, before, during and after the test drive.