This is one question that frequently does the rounds amongst person-to-person conversations as well as on social media. With so many choices it is indeed a challenging thing to hunt down the right car. But yes, there are certain key points that you should take care of, before buying a used car.
Here are some tips that will be of help to you:
The most fundamental decision that you need to take is to ascertain an amount that you can spare for buying a car. Thus, it will be wise of you to only look into those cars which can fit into your budget.
Type of car:
Once the budget is fixed, assess your requirements and select a car that suits those. It is also very important to decide at this stage, whether you prefer a petrol car or a diesel one.
This is one of the most considered features offered by a car. With the rising fuel prices, Indians in general are very particular about the fuel efficiency of a particular car.
It is advisable to buy the car from an authorized dealer, even if it is a second hand car. Almost all leading manufacturers of the country including Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, and Toyota operate a separate wing for used cars. Purchasing a second hand car from these manufacturers will ensure that after sales and services are provided.
Once you have shortlisted a certain car, it is crucial to make a physical check of the vehicle. In the meantime, you should also check the history of the car – distance travelled, age of the car, ownership transfers, original papers and certificates- all of these things should be verified carefully.
I should also mention that if you are buying a car from an individual owner, make sure the seller properly transfers the title and registration to you. If the deal is not closed correctly, there could be after-sale hassles.
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