Inspecting a Used Car | Used Car Buying Guide

Buying used cars is an art, and if you have perfected it, then you will be rewarded with excellent vehicles at much-reduced prices. If you are ever going to buy a used car, just keep in mind the following points, and you should be doing fine.

What should you know?

Engine check - The most important thing to be inspected in the car is the engine. First check it by yourself by popping the hood and checking for signs of corrosion, leaked fluids, the belts, and the hoses. Then check the engine oil, it doesn't tell you much about the engine, but it does show the care the previous owner invested in the vehicle, which will tell you a lot about the car. If you want to be doubly sure, then before you buy it, you can have a mechanic go through the engine to understand any issues that it might have.

Tires - Another very important component, you should always check the tires to make sure they are not too worn. Sometimes you can offer to buy the car sans the tires if they are in bad condition. This saves you money and a headache. Also, check the tire alignment because if the alignment is off, then getting that fixed can cost a pretty penny.

Electronics - This is a very important component to check as it contributes quite a bit to the asking price of the vehicle. Check the electronic system thoroughly by going over each button and going through many maxed-out settings. Check the audio quality and the responsiveness of the equipment.

Interior - The upholstery and the floor of the vehicle deserve your attention. Also, pay attention to the smell of the interior.

Exterior - Carefully view the entire vehicle to find signs of paint chipping, scratches, or other signs of wear and tear. Painting a vehicle is expensive and time-consuming. See that you will not be paying for it twice.

The points mentioned above should serve as good guidelines when buying used cars. Check out used cars Jacksonville, NC, and even Toyota Dealers in NC, as they usually have some excellent second-hand cars for you to buy. 

For the best offers, drop by the Stevenson Hendrick Toyota dealership in Jacksonville, NC, which also serves the neighboring cities of New Bern, Havelock, and Richlands. 

Source: Toyota