Based on the condition, the rates for used cars vary from region to region. Many car dealers including Peugeot dealers offer cheap rates for buying used cars (Metaxirismena Autokinita in Greek). Before buying a used car, you must be aware of certain factors.
Things to check before purchasing a Used Car:
There are certain things to be kept in mind before purchasing a used car such as:
1. Which car suites your needs?.
2. What is its mileage?.
3. What is the usage of that car (short distance, long distance or both)?
4. How much monthly car loan you have to pay??
5. What is the amount that needs to be paid for car insurance?
Tips for buying a Perfect Used Car:
These are some important points to consider before buying a maintenance-free used car:
a. Make an appointment to check the used car you are planning to buy.
b. : If you want to view a car, make sure the day is clear with best sun-light and it’s not snowy.
c. Select day timings to view the car so that you can easily locate any problems.
d. Make sure to accompany a car mechanic with you.
e. Do not forget to take a test drive.
Besides considering all these factors, you should view interior and exterior of the car properly. There are four major viewing categories to have a much better idea of the car:
i. Car Body Work
ii. Car Engine
iii. Car Interior
iv. Car Documentation and Paperwork
Car Body Work
Get to know that cars with new looks, shine and clarity may not essentially have good body condition. Therefore you are advised to check the quality of paint finish used on the car carefully. The application of quality wax can make it so. You can also use a small magnet (face covered with thin coating of felt) to determine passionate employment of fillers. You need not to worry as it doesn’t leave scratches on the paint.
Besides this, you should carefully check the body work of that particular car. These things are related to body work:
• Floor board or foot board
• Door Panel
• Car hood
• Car boot
• Windscreen Surround
Mostly people assume that checking engine is not a big deal. However it’s not that simple especially when it comes to the mechanical problems. Following are some symptoms that can give you a better idea of its engine:
• Engine noise
• Exhaust emissions
• Engine oil level
• Oil warning light
Check inside of the car properly, specifically:
• Car seats
• Car Accessories
• Car Alarm
Documentation and Paperwork
Documentation & paperwork is said to be the most significant factors while purchasing a used car. This is called a Car Bill of Sale. In order to have an idea of the completion and verification of documents, check them carefully.
Be very much careful while buying a used car. Enjoy great ride in your ‘Metaxirismena Autokinita’ that is used but perfect.
It is very simple to buy a new car but buying a used car or Metaxirismena Autokinita requires great caution and a sharp eye on detail.