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10 things everyone should ask when buying a used car

2017-03-23 10:56

Getting a car for a good price is not the only thing that you should consider when deciding to purchase a new or second-hand car, even if this is usually the deciding factor for many of us. But there is so much more that should be considered, to make sure that deal that you get is not only well priced but that you get the best possible value for your money.

Remembering to ask the right questions when buying a car is essential. A previous owner may not mention that the car hasn’t been serviced by a professional in 2 years, yet this is vital information in helping you pick the best car you can afford. Not asking all or the correct questions is an easy mistake to make, because unless you have spent years working in car sales, you would possibly not know what all to ask your prospective seller.

We have compiled a list of ten questions that every prospective buyer of a used vehicle should consider before they lay down the cash and sign on the dotted line.

1. Why are you selling your car?

2. How many kilometers are on the speedometer?

3. What kind of petrol/diesel does the car take?

4. Can the car be inspected by a mechanic?

5. Where was the car bought?

6. Do all the windows and locks work?

7.Do the lights, radio and wipers work?

8. Does it still have the original paint job?

9. Has the model of car or any of its parts ever been recalled?

10. Can you take it for test drive?

In the market of buying a new car? There is a whole range of used vehicles on AutoTrader for you to peruse through and to consider. AutoTrader South Africa has been the leading media market space for the past 24 years for buying and selling vehicles. Whether you are looking to buy a brand new car or are on the market for a pre-loved model, AutoTrader has over 65 000 cars to choose from and is sure to suit your tastes and needs. Find your perfect car on AutoTrader.

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