4 Top tips on buying a Used Car.

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When you start adulting, you suddenly have to make big decisions in life. Buying a house, starting a job, creating perfect relationships and families and buying a car.
But there are times when you can not afford a new car instantly because you are in between jobs and doing so much more.

1. Have a budget in your mind.

When you have a certain budget in your mind, you can easily look around for what ever type of car you are looking for. It gets easier to research particular brands and makes of the car of your choice in that budget that you have set.

2. Always take your trusted mechanic along with you.

When you have a trusted mechanic along with you, they will let you know if a car is in a bad shape. Any patch works on the car or ridiculous paint jobs are visible to their sharp eyes. Always have someone to do a third [arty assessment so that you know that you are not being cheated in any way.

3. Word of mouth.

Always let your friends and family know that you are on the look out for a car. If they have one to sell, they will never trick you into buying something that is faulty and it will always come under your decided budget/.But again, always make sure you get a third part assessment because certain sellers have unrealistic idea of how much their car is worth.

4. Always test drive the car knowing that you are going to buy it.

When you test drive the car, always think of it as your own car. That way you will know what faults and what good things to look out for. Don't just go around for 5 minutes. Take a good 45 minutes to an hour to actually know the car. Pay attention to the noises, take the car on a few potholes so you know what to expect and what to look out for.

Buying a car is as big as a decision as buying a house. Always research well. Get to know the cars history well enough. Take your time buying the car and never show interest in the beginning only. It will always end up in you making rash decisions.

1 comment

  1. To be honest i have had the same dilemma i could not afford a new car so i opted to go down the car leasing route and it is surprising what you can actually get for your money and without the hassle of having to pay if anything goes wrong - plus you get a brand new car.