When you are planning to purchase a used car, you need to be extra cautious. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to know the reason. You are after all purchasing a car that has been in use for a considerable period. Hence, no matter how impeccably it has been refurbished, you need to know the precise condition the car is at before you can put money on it.
Here are a few tips that will help in case you are planning to carry out any used car inspection in Sydney, instead of putting relying on the professionals.
This is the first thing that you need to do before you get any deeper. Look whether the shape is perfectly intact and there is no dent and undulations on the body surface. Take a hard look at the paint. See very minutely to find out whether there is any trace of new paint on the old ones to conceal and scratch or damage caused by any minor mishap. This may be a red flag in two ways. The new paint will fall off, revealing the scratch and you do not know what damage was inflicted by that mishap….internally.
See whether all the lights, the headlights and fog lights, the blinkers at the front and the rear and the brake lights are working fine. See if the car is aligned straight. It seems to sag at one side, it may be an indicator of spring damage. Check the mirror glass, the disc brakes, the wheel rims, the tyres and the windshield, the window glasses, and the likes.
When it comes to checking the interior of the car, start with the odour that you get inside. Any unpleasant and uncommon odour might be something to do with the leaking fuel or any other fluid that you must bring to the notice of the owner. Take a hard look at the upholstery, and the seats, the control panel, the lights thereof, the steering wheel, the condition of the brakes and the gearbox, the ignition fluency, and of course, and but not the least car carpets.
Taking a look at the trunk
It is normally the most neglected part of the car, but the most vital one as well. Take a hard look at the trunk to see if there is any traces of rust or accumulation of water due to the presence of any crack or hole.
Checking beneath the hood
For this part of the inspection, it is better to put your stakes on a professional who does car inspections in Sydney. The pro will check the electrical wiring, the fluids, the hoses, and the battery or the radiator, and see whether they are at the pink of health, both aesthetically as well as functionality.
Therefore, you see, there are so many aspects of used car inspection, as putting stakes on a professional will always help.