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Common sense in buying a safe used car

United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Common sense in buying a safe used car

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Services in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Automobiles -- Purchasing,
  • Used cars -- Safety measures

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination19 p. :
    Number of Pages19
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14180800M

    Once the researchers had assembled and handled their vast trove of data, the conclusions became evident. More often than not, they need your money more than you need their car. Before You Buy a Used Car Whether you buy a used car from a dealer or an individual: Test drive the car under varied road conditions — on hills, highways, and in stop-and-go traffic. It is then your call whether you want to walk away or negotiate the price based on the repair estimate.

    Leave and find another car. Many times these low-cost items can be thrown into the package. Keep in mind, a used vehicle is exactly that and most vehicles on the road probably need something so your not necessarily looking for pure perfection but you are trying to avert buying a vehicle that shows any signs of major, potential problems. Also be certain the car is still current on its registration.

    Breakdowns and other problems after the sale don't prove the seller breached the warranty of merchantability. Signs of Possible Body Repair Bring along a small refrigerator magnet and place it gently so as not to scratch the paint along various body panels lower door, front fender, etc. Be patient. Most people take only a few minutes to test drive a car; this is a big mistake that often comes back to haunt them. What is the exact price you're paying for the vehicle?


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Common sense in buying a safe used car by United States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Download PDF Ebook

However, there are lien holders you may not even know about that have dibs on the car. Ask questions about the previous owner if the mileage seems low.

A lien is the right of a third party such as a bank, or an individual to claim ownership of a car until the loan has been paid off. Bottom line, banks are looking to make loans to people they believe have the ability and willingness to the loan back.

If you're looking for a vehicle that can tow a trailer, don't bother to look at sports cars.

10 Steps to Buying a Used Car

For example, "bumper to bumper" coverage may not mean what you think. Step 7: Conduct a Thorough Test Drive Reach up under the car and feel around the top of the gas tank. Private sales usually are not covered by the "implied warranties" of state law.

Dig up all the information you can on the car so you can ultimately negotiate a better deal. If you decide to finance, make sure you understand the financing agreement before you sign any documents.

Before you test-drive, decide on a route with hills, bumps and, yes, potholes. Climb into all the seats and check the head and legroom for future passengers. Property such as cars can have liens placed on them that you may never discover.

Never put down any amount of money on a car before you have seen it as this is a common way that people get scammed on Craigslist. Belts should be smooth with no cracks. Ask what forms are required to transfer the title as well as any other information you need to provide.

Key things to look for: tire condition, excess oil or fluid leaks, squeaking or growling from brakes, Common sense in buying a safe used car book ticking noises from the motor, and make sure the transmission shifts firm but smooth. Common sense in buying a safe used car book the car on rough roads to get a sense of its durability.

A new car can help you avoid a significant repair bill, at least in the early years. KBB uses data collected from actual sales transactions and auction prices to give you an accurate price range for the used car. This will allow you to skip all the worry about knowing the true condition of the car before making the final purchase.

And, here is one final point regarding negotiation that nearly every customer misunderstands, particularly men who too often turn the process into a contestbut which is universally understood by every good car salesperson: He who talks the least is controlling the negotiation, he who talks first loses.

Do you smell oil burning? Do not confuse them with reputable dealers. Take a test drive. Also, consider that vehicles with histories of being stolen can demand a premium.

This image may not be used by other entities without the express written consent of wikiHow, Inc. A breach occurs only if the buyer can prove that a defect existed at the time of sale. In addition to scoring top reliability and safety marks from U.

Then, review the results to determine if the same photo is posted elsewhere. The original financier will have been paid off, and the dealer will own the title.

With your foot firmly on the brake, shift from drive to reverse; clunks or grinding noises could indicate worn or broken engine or transmission mounts, bad universal joints or differential wear.

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