There are a lot of questions that should be asked before buying a car. But more questions are to be asked when the car that you are buying is a used one.
There is no problem with buying a used car. On the contrary, it is an efficient way of owning a vehicle at a low cost. But just because we are getting something for a lesser price, does not mean we should jump at the offer without any thoughts.
Most of the times, if the person you’re buying it from is your known, then he might handle you the details, or in some cases, if an agency is good, they will give you details of it’s past.
However, it is not the best idea to wait for them to tell you about it. If you are unsure as to what you should ask, here is a list of questions that are must.
Some of these questions are also introspectional, which means you should ask them to yourself.
- Does the Car Fits your Needs?
Now this first question is to be asked to yourself.
What is the reason for buying this car?
Is this your primary or secondary car?
Who are you buying it for?
Will you be using it daily?
Will you need to use the trunk regularly?
Once you’ve interrogated yourself with these questions, you will know which car is the most suitable for you.
- Has it been Re-painted or Repaired?
It is very important to know whether the car has had any repairs or not. Getting a car re-painted points towards a major incident. You should have full and clear knowledge of when and how much part of the car has been repaired or repainted.
- Do all the Doors and Windows Work?
A well-functioning car is a must. Just to save a few bucks, you can’t buy a car whose locks and windows do not work properly.
In case they don’t, make sure you ask the seller to repair them for you.
Imagine how unsafe it would be for your family, especially kids, if you notice this detail later.
- How Many Keys does the Car have?
You wouldn’t want to buy a car and have it stolen the next day. We are not saying that the seller is a thief, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
- What is its Mileage? How Many Kilometres has it already Run?
As the price of fuel is increasing every day, it would make a good and valid question. Similarly, knowing its completed kilometres would also be beneficial in predicting its future with you.