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What To Check Before Buying A Used Car

What to pay attention to when buying a used car?

You want to buy a used car? So read this article carefully first because we have detailed everything you need to check when buying a used car.


In recent years, more and more people are choosing to buy cheaper used cars due to budget constraints and other reasons. However, because the used car market is considered immature, many consumers are procrastinating.


Many questions:

What types of used cars should I not buy?


What should I pay attention to when buying a used car?


So follow each section of this article as it contains important answers to these questions.


What types of used cars should I not buy?

1. Contraband vehicles, duty or gift free

Duty-free vehicles and gifts are preferential government measures to support certain businesses. They cannot be sold or transferred without paying taxes.


2. Those whose production was discontinued

While this is subjective, used car buyers should remember that repairs and accessories are very troublesome and expensive.


3. Don't buy a used car by paying

Buyers of used cars should remember that the car is not legally owned by the owner until the payment for the car is paid off. There are endless possibilities for trouble after buying such a car.


4. Don't buy if the license is incomplete

The license is valid for the holder's ID card, original vehicle invoice, vehicle purchase surcharge certificate (tax letter), vehicle driver's license, road use certificate, annual inspection certificate, insurance policy, etc.

5. Don't buy modified used cars


Owners are prohibited from changing the engine, chassis and external dimensions at will without the approval of the vehicle administration.

6. Do not buy from car owners who have legal problems

This applies to car owners who replace vehicles for sale, owners with serious violations, and car owners with litigation.

Such old cars are often inexpensive, but when it ends in a lawsuit, the gains are not worth the losses.


7. Don't buy a problem car

A damaged car refers to defects in the vehicle itself or its owner, including crashed cars, water tankers, repaired cars, and more.


Although the prices of the affected cars are attractive, the damage to body panels and frames from accidents, as well as damage to electrical equipment due to liquids, will significantly increase the safety risks of the car.


10 things to consider when buying a used car

1. Observe the body

Check the used vehicle to see if the body is symmetrical and if the waist circumference of the vehicle is even. If you analyze these details properly, you can determine in advance whether it was the vehicle involved in the accident.


2. Nameplate

There is a lot of information about the vehicle on the license plate and this information is easily accessible as the plate location is mostly secure.


Signs are usually placed in a place that is not easily hit.


When buying a used car, pay attention to the number plate damage. If you find it, it means that the car must have had a serious accident.

If you come across such a car, you should examine it carefully.


3. Check glasses and windows

Each eligible vehicle must have the same small markings on the windows, windshield and rear.

If it does not fit, it means that it has been replaced because it is damaged. Why it changed should be clear.


4. Check the machine


Step 1: Open the engine compartment and check if the water tank frame has any wrinkles or if the screws are tight.


Step 2: Look for signs of wrinkle repair on the inner edges of the left and right fenders and signs of unwrapping.


Step 3: Observe if the firewall is deformed, wrinkled or clipped. If any of the above problems occur, it can be assumed that a serious accident has occurred.


Step 4: Observe the wheel for signs of crease and the putty adhesive is well applied. If it's not good, then there was a previous fix.


Also pay attention to the engine number on the registration document.

5. Check the door

Open the door and pull down the original door weather strip. The door frame and door frame must be straight.

Pay special attention to the original welds between the A, B and C pillars and the car body.


They should be slightly rounded and slightly concave. The line that reaches the threshold should be straight and naturally curved.


If the door is very difficult to open or close, or cannot be closed without force, then the sealing strip is damaged and loose, indicating it has been disassembled many times.

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