Purchasing a used car is a smart way to save money while still getting the vehicle you want. But what do you need to ask the seller before you buy? Here are a few questions you should ask when buying a used vehicle.
Do you have the service records?
You want to purchase a vehicle that has been serviced regularly, and the service record will indicate just that.
Has it been in any accidents?
Accidents are usually noted in a vehicle’s history report, but it might not have everything. If you ask this question, make sure you also find out how the vehicle was damaged and fixed, because it can possibly cause issues in the future.
Can I take the car to a mechanic for an inspection?
If you’re serious about buying the car, it’s important to have it looked over by a mechanic you trust. Most sellers will allow you to take the vehicle in for a once-over. If they won’t, then you probably don’t want to purchase the vehicle they’re selling.
What is the ownership history?
This question is important to determine whether the car has been owned a short time or not. It’s better to purchase a used car from a seller who has cared for the car for several years, as it is more likely to be in good working order.
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