Second hand car

@kandra (13)
India
September 19, 2015 5:42am CST
we are planning to buy a second hand car. what are the things should be considered while going for second hand cars?
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• St. Petersburg, Florida
19 Sep 15
Well, service history for one, did the person take it to the dealer or service it themselves? Do they have a record of each oil change, brake job etc..... Make sure the service history matches (or exceeds) the manufacturers recommended service intervals. Check the web for any message boards that can tell you an weak points about the car make and model you are looking and keep that list in mind when visually inspecting the car and asking the current owner about condition. And the last overall step you could do is have a pre-purchase inspection by a mechanic.
• Udaipur, India
20 Sep 15
You are right. But my experience with mechanics in India has not been very good. They invariably take you for a ride.
@kandra (13)
• India
21 Sep 15
hi thanku for your suggestions.as you said we made pre-purchase inspection and the condition of the car is good.
• Preston, England
20 Sep 15
Buy from a reputable dealer, take a friend with you who has experience of buying cars and knows what to look for, check web pages where people will share stories of the bad things and cons to look out for. Good luck and happy, safe driving
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@kandra (13)
• India
21 Sep 15
hi thanku for your suggestions.
@Shyamalaa (539)
• Udaipur, India
20 Sep 15
We used to buy a second hand cars the first couple of times whe we could not afford new cars, but needed one badly, and loans were expensive and not easily available. I would, however, advice to go for a new car, as I feel that what extra amount you spend on EMIs can be compensated by not having to spend on maintenance.
@kandra (13)
• India
21 Sep 15
hello mam we can't afford a new one. so going for second hand car. As you said there would be maintainance expenses. also we are beginners in driving, so old car will serve two purposes. thanku for responding. good day