Complete Vehicle Services Paraparaumu – When Old Gets Better
Today, buying a used car is as important as buying a new car. This is because the growing necessity and demand for cars is extremely important in an individual’s everyday life, especially if the daily activities require a lot of commuting and traveling.
So, buying used cars can be very feasible especially to those who have limited budgets. Actually, buying a used car, say, 2 to 4-year old cars will definitely save an individual as much as 25% to 50% when compared to buying a new one.
But, used cars are not equal or they are not being maintained on the same level. Hence, it is important to know the proper way to choose used cars and the details to look for when buying one.
With all the many tips that are being offered these days, it is soemtimes difficult to concentrate on the really important basics..
Here’s a list of the things to be checked before getting the car:
1. Exterior check
You should check on the exterior of the car like the paint. You should also take note if there are any rusty places present on the exterior body.
Make certain that the car is level when inspecting it. It should not sag to one side. If it does that is an indication of frame or spring damage. The tires should be well inflated and the lights should be in good condition and all operating properly.
You should also check the other outer parts of the car like the disc brakes, the windows for cracks, the wheel rims, tyres etc.
2. Interior check
It is best if you inspect the interior portion of the car for things like its odor, the controls, the seats and the seat covers, and the pedal rubber. Everything should still be workable. Excessive wear can be an indication that the car has driven a lot more kilometers tan the odometer may indicate.
3. The air-conditioning unit of the car should be working well.
4. Boot check
The boot is the most neglected part of the car. Hence, it is important to know if the used car’s boot area is still in good condition. It should never show any sign of rust accumulation and water entry due to holes and cracks. Lift any carpets or vinyl covers and remove any spare wheels and check underneath for rust.
5. The under bonnet test
You should be aware of the wirings, fluids, belts, hoses, battery, and radiator of his car-to-be. It should not show any signs of damage, rust, or dents.
Before you finally decides on buying a particular used car, it is best if you will do a test drive first. In fact, it is one of the most important check-ups in order to ensure the car drives well and you are going to like driving it.
Most importantly, get your car-to-be professionally checked out by a mechnaic you trust. Make sure you take your car to Simon at CVS. Simon at Complete Vehicle Services in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast is an MTA Certified Mechanic, and he is the best person who can technically and professionally check up on your vehicle’s safety. For Peace of Mind contact Simon today on 04 902 6066 to make an appointment, or contact Simon directly at CLICK HERE