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Used Car Buying Tips

Used Car Buying Tips in India with apnigaari.com

Your search for a good and usable used car ends when you reach to the right place, at the doors of the right people, with the right amount of money. There are so many do's and don'ts when we go for buying a used car. Buying a used car takes more effort than buying a new car, since the condition and usage details of the car have to be verified before purchase. However, to help you simplify the process and gain a better understanding of how to go about buying a used car, we have listed some simple tips to hopefully these tips will enhance your purchasing experience.

Here are some important tips, which you can use to make your used car buying process a success:

Take some decision before going to buy a used car:

Some basic factors that you must have to decide on before you start looking at cars are as follows:

Budget/Price:
Everyone has to consider about their budget before making a purchase decision. Choose to look at only those used cars which falls come under your budget.

Requirements & Settling a Model:
First of all you have to decide which type of car you are looking for and what are the basic needs that you want your four-wheeler to fulfill for you. Know about different car models, prices and its technical specifications and then finally settle a model which suits your lifestyle and image.

Fuel Economy:
With fluctuating fuel prices, mileage has become a key concern while making a car purchase decision. It is essential to judge the mileage of the type of cars you are looking for.

Payment Options

If you want to purchase car through finance, do search for good finance companies, their interest, monthly payment options, duration of loan etc and evaluate with your budget. Make understanding on following aspects:
* The actual price of the vehicle.
* The amount you are going to finance.
* The monthly Payment & duration.
* The total amount you should pay (Your loan, including service charge and interest + the initial payment).

Things to Check :

* Firstly check the year of registration of the car. A 3-5 year old car that has traveled not more than 14,000 to 18,000 Km in a year are considered as good buying options in the second-hand auto industry.
* The engine of the car should be smooth starter. It should not to produce any unusual noise and emit blue or black smoke while accelerating.
* Make sure the engine oil does not leak.
* Check the condition of the tyres and alignment, bushings, springs and sounds from the bearings.
* Check the bonnet and battery areas. It indicates that how the earlier owner maintained his/her car.
* If the car has an audio system, check it is in working condition or not.
* Lastly, check the headlights, rear lights, dippers, reversing lights, and the cabin lights of the car.

Test Drive:

The best way to review a car is test drive. You should drive the car for at least 4 to 5 miles during your test drive, and check for any irregular engine noise or improper working during the drive.

Documents Related to car:

Check all the documents properly, these are:

Registration Certificate- A vehicle registration certificate is an official document providing proof of registration of a vehicle. It is used primarily by governments as a means of ensuring that all road vehicles are on the national vehicle register, but is also used as a form of law enforcement and to facilitate change of ownership when buying and selling a vehicle. The vehicle can be driven or allowed to be driven in public place only after registration by registering authority as under the provision of section 39 of motor vehicle Act 1988. To register a pre-owned (used) vehicle, go to your appropriate motor vehicle registration authority. Check Engine no. and Chasis number & state of registration.

Insurance Certificate- Its primary use is to provide financial protection against physical damage and/or bodily injury resulting from traffic collisions and against liability that could also arise therefrom. Check for any prior accidents claims. This certificate is a must for any transfer by RTO.

Pollution Under Control certificate - It is mandatory for every vehicle owner to carry a valid Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate.

Road Tax: Ensure that the seller gives you the papers related to road tax or clears all payments before he sells the car to you.

NOC (No Objection Certificate): NOC issued by the finance company. This document ensures that the finance company has no claim on the car anymore.

Other Documents: Try to get the original invoice of the car from the owner.

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