Evaluation of used cars examines some particular elements of the car and based on such review may have firm guarantees about the goodness of your purchase.
For being immediately visible, is the first yardstick of used cars, but looks can be misleading, so do not rely too much not to receive unpleasant surprises. In any case, we consider some particular aspects:
* Visible damage
Check the presence of scratches, bruises and other signs: often the seller does not agree to repair them because of the cost is often high and often reduced the effectiveness of interventions on the body.
The color is a bit discolored for a used car does not give cause for concern: a good polish or a complete repainting solutions are optimal in terms of cost and ensure satisfactory results.
Check the overall condition of the body, evaluated used car from the aesthetic point of view to see if, overall, is to your liking, and if that is what suits you.
From the aesthetic point of view, the changes can be of various types, the size of tire use of unconventional colors. Something that you would never normally do not please you can end up in its final realization, but consider that the car is a commodity of which you should never daily stews, or you find yourself wanting to buy a different model in a few months!
* Miscellaneous changes
Changes that may be made to the original are of various types and depend on the imagination of the owner. Tires larger, different mirrors, stickers, air intakes and so on more spectacular than you can customize your car, but, as new owners, when they want to return to “normal” of the replacements will be fully your responsibility. For this reason the evaluation of used cars tend to suffer from adverse changes in aesthetics. You must also consider that, whatever the nature of changes, not all are required by law (as in the case of the tinted windows), some have to be declared on the vehicle registration document, which will be checked at the examination of documents car.
Check the condition of tires, because of the high cost of replacement. The tires are a relevant aspect of the assessment of used cars, check the tread, ask to check the bill introduced last maintenance operation, and if the tires are reclaimed.
Often, the seller does not pay the costs of replacing the tires, but makes you go “as new”, just through regeneration. This is a technique particularly widespread and reliable, so we will just replace the tread while maintaining much of the underlying structure, which is the true backbone of the tire. This recap shows the symbol R. 108
It is now time to check the yardsticks used cars with regard to interior spaces.
Consider that if the seller has performed a thorough maintenance and cleaning of the car, the cockpit will look much better. A tip: the presence of too many new parts can be grounds for doubt, the complete replacement of components such as the pedals could be aimed at deceiving customers about the true state of the car.
Where’s used car has not been damaged by accident, should be presented as new, otherwise, the presence of small cracks may suggest that it has been repaired thanks to today’s cost-effective techniques. In this case you can rest assured: the crystal is actually repaired as new, it’s important that they be informed.
If the seller is actually willing to sell his used car, the plastic has been cleaned thoroughly so as to appear as new as possible, because of the costs are considerably high and therefore the low cost advantages of replacing the damaged parts. Keep in mind that the general appearance of the car clearly takes into account the state of the dashboard and has a considerable weight on the evaluation of used cars.
A new wallpaper too may be due to a partial or total replacement (operations quite expensive, though less of replacing the entire chair). This intervention is made in case of cigarette burns, rips or indelible stains left by food. The skin requires repair more difficult, so the important thing is not too shabby. To remain in the area of coatings, check the condition of the mats, the fact that they are new should not be cause for suspicion: their replacement cost is very low and, because it is not mandatory, denotes a particular attention by seller.
The importance of accessories is variable due to different degrees of demand on the market. For example, the presence of some accessories such as cigarette lighter is now taken for granted even in used cars, accessories and now standard in new cars, such as air conditioning, ABS and airbags, are a strong point. You can also find a navigation system that can have a decisive influence on the evaluation of used cars of high category. It can be appreciated even the presence of the car, built into the dashboard in some models, but always remember to test it. Finally, the automatic: If you, like most buyer do not have a familiar with it, think carefully before buying.
Let us now examine the heart of the car, its more technical parts from which depends the smooth running of your car used beyond aesthetics.
It is easy to see what weight the engine has been on the evaluation of used cars, so if you feel able to judge it properly, take some advice from your mechanic you trust. After opening the hood, make sure the engine does not seem too new: the total lack of natural cleaning dirt could be an attempt to disguise the possible defects. Then speak with the owner, and if he is sincere will to point out the repairs required during the whole negotiation evaluated the impact of these repairs on the total expenditure.
The high mileage is usually associated with a car now “arrived”: this is where the car has never been maintained during the period of use, but not necessarily otherwise. It is true that the consumption of the most used internally (like the steering wheel), external (eg rubber) and mechanically increases the mileage, but does not substantially damage.
Faced with growing approval of diesel to gasoline engine (Common Rail) in terms of performance, today it is almost indifferent to buy a car with one or other type of food. Compared to the gasoline engine, diesel engine by itself does not offer greater resistance in long-term performance: the power supply is not a significant parameter in the evaluation of used cars because it is no longer possible to say that a type of power provider in guarantees than another.
The fact that the exhaust catalysts has instead is an increasingly important, given the increasing attention to ecology by the automotive industry and bans related to pollution. It should be noted that all regulations are strictly bound to European. This does not prevent you from owning a car is not catalyzed, but you will be penalized when action is taken to reduce airborne dust and non-catalytic mufflers were declared illegal.
Reached the decisive moment in the talks, as well as agreeing the final price based on an examination of the steps so far, is of considerable importance to ascertain the total transparency from the bureaucratic point of view.
It is necessary to control not only the presence of all necessary documents, but also their regularly to avoid having to pay the price to purchase concluded (although there is the possibility of a dispute). You should make the purchase in the presence of a notary and in the form of the sale, the only document that shows the actual change of ownership, which is why the bill of sale shows the ownership certificate on the back.