Due to the increased price of new cars, people are looking for a new market of cars i.e. market of used cars. At present time, market of second hand cars is huge and massive and attracting a lot of people.. While buying used car, customer should properly inspect and examine the car otherwise it can lead to the unwanted expenditure. AUTO 360 (MULTIBRAND CAR WORKSHOP) deals in car trading of used cars of various brands including Maruti Suzuki, VW, Honda and even luxury cars and many more. Here are several parameters that should be checked by a customer before buying a used car. These parameters have been divided into five parts.
Part I: TO CHECK THE CAR’S CONDITION EXTERNALLY
It is important to examine the car from exterior as we all know that the first impression is the last impression. Several points to be kept in mind while exterior examination of car:
- Look at the paint work, check any spots of corrosion, dents etc .
- Carefully examine the body (both upper and under body) of car. There should not be any cracks, holes, rust spots.
- Examine the tyres. They shouldn’t have damaged too much, this can create problem in their alignment.
- Carefully check the frame of the car, the saddle which connects the front of fender and hold the radiator, fender for scratch marks.
- Carefully check the exhaust system for greasy frame and white smoke that can be a major problem in car.
Part II: EXAMINE UNDER THE HOOD CAREFULLY
- Check any sign of damage, dent, rust under the hood.
- Examine the hoses and belts.
- Look at the engine for rust and any sort of leakage. Any dark brown oil stains on engine is the indication of leakage in gasket. Also inspect brake fluid, reservoir, belts which can increase the service cost.
- Carefully examine the oil filler cap for any foam residue inside it, this can be a sign of leakage in head gasket.
- Check engine smoke from silencer (tail pipe). If it is less,then it is ok but if the quantity of smoke is more and colour of smoke is either white or black, then it can be a serious issue. It may be a sign of faulty engine. You should get your car checked by a mechanic.
- Check oil dipstick for any white smoke is coming out from it or not. If the smoke is coming out in more quantity, then it can be a sign of engine back compression. One more sign of enfine back compression is oil drops coming out of oil dipstick.
Part III: CAR INTERIOR INPECTION
- Look at the seat, seat covers, mat for any sign of spots, wrench and any other kind of damage.
- Check lights, ac condition, parking sensors, odometer and any other accessory present in car.
Part IV: TEST DRIVE
It is important to take a car drive before reaching to any decision. Test drive helps a customer to inspect the functioning of vehicle. While taking test drive,
- Check any kind of noise produced by car at high speed and even at low speed.
- Color of smoke released from exhaust system.
- Check the brake, clutch and gear.
Part V: PAPER WORK
Examining all the parts thoroughly, now come to the most important part which should be checked properly i.e. CAR PAPERS. There are several papers related to the car which includes:
- Registration certificate (RC): It should be HPN free.
- Car insurance papers
- No objection certificate (NOC)
- Tax clearance certificate (TCC)