Buying a second hand car? Here’s what to look for.

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Cheap Used Auto Parts NYC | 0 comments

I want to buy a used decent car but I don’t know where to start. When you are looking consider this following tips, hope this help you drive yourself an enjoyable car.

Firstly, research the car you are looking for, we don’t want our cash for nothing. Research the car, the pros and cons of having this car and the availability of the parts for maintenance. In addition, if it is possible to know it’s history please do it so.

A car within your reach. Look for a car that is in your budget, there will always be a car for you that fits in your budget that will be very useful to you. Don’t forget to ask for discounts. Used cars are oftentimes negotiable.

Second thoughts? Have someone to be with you when looking for a car. It could be your partner, a relative or a friend who may know about cars or someone that knows your needs when it come of having a car. 4 eyes and 2 brains are better to meticulously find that car of yours.

The most important part, the CAR itself have an inspection checklist. Always inspect in broad daylight it will help you see the car inside out. Check for damage and rust look underneath the car check on the seams, the frame rails, the car flooring and also the trunk because those are the usual parts where rust tend to start. This also includes the paint, the paint is the first line of protection against the environment and also the one that gives that impression of “I want that car!” because of the paint job. Check for dents and scratches, the lesser of this problems the better. Check the doors, hood, and the trunk door, overtime this parts tend to not close firmly so it’s better to check them. We don’t want it to open while driving.

The heart of the car, the ENGINE. If possible start the engine, listen to it. It should run smooth in acceleration, deceleration and while driving. The temperature should always be in the safe range and not overheating. Any unusual rattling or vibrations could mean there’s something wrong in the engine. Check also for oil leaks it could be from the engine itself, suspension, steering or brakes to avoid unwanted accident.

The inside of the car. Check for the interiors, the seats, dashboard and carpeting. It’s better if the car has no history of flooding. Check the seatbelts, make sure it is in good condition and the buckles and the belt itself is free from cuts. Furthermore, check the gauges, if they are accurate. The fuel, speed and temperature gauge. They are telling you what is happening as you drive the car.

The accessories, additional features of the car. It’s good if all the accessories are intact when you inspect the car, it has good ventilation hot and cold weather, sound system, and car lighter socket for phone charging, it’s always better to maximize the whole car.

Ask for a test drive. It’s like meeting the person face to face or working with a work mate, this can help you develop on overall impression on the car you are wanting to buy.

And if you are still in doubt with everything, an EXPERIENCED SALVAGE YARD can help you. At New York City Auto salvage and Glass, we have a wide range of used cars for sale of any makes at affordable price. We sell quality second hand cars and we have staff on the yard to look after you. So if you are decided to buy yourself a good driving companion, just give us a call at (718) 297 9797 and we can help you!

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