Going out to the market to find a new (pre-loved) car can be kind of tricky if you do not know what you are looking for. It is imperative that you take your time in finding the right deal for you. It is not enough that you determine the car that is for you and jump onto the first deal that you see online or in any other ads that you may find.
What would be important is to find out the condition of the car that you intend to buy. There are a lot of things that you ought to consider before you can even look into preparing the money for payment. These are some of those things:
Has the car been in any accident before? This is the biggest question that you ought to answer. I would say that a car that has been in an accident is not worth the purchase even if it is really cheap. Chances are even if the car has been reconditioned there may still be problems that may arise shortly after you make the purchase. An accident decreases the integrity of the car itself from its chassis to its engine. All of course would depend on the severity of the road accident.
It is also important that you take note of the mileage of the car that you are going to buy. Despite the fact that the car may only be a year old, it may have already seen quite a number of miles and it could take its toll on its engine. This is where the odometer reading will come in handy. There are a lot of issues in the past wherein a vehicle sold has been found that the odometer has been tampered. This is to make it appear that the car has lesser mileage which in turn would increase its market value.
This is also another thing that you ought to look into. You can also find this right in the vehicle history records. You have to look into the type of shop where the car gets its regular maintenance. This will tell you whether the car that you intend to buy is actually getting the best care it can get.All these things can be found right in the vehicle history records. Do not hesitate to look into this. I am sure that if the seller is not really hiding anything then you should be able to request this right from the seller without any problem.