Not everyone sells their cars because the conditions are no longer good. There’s a lot too, a car with the second status with quality approaching a new car. Of course, to be able to find a quality used car, carefulness is needed.
Complete Service Note
One of the important items to ask is the vehicle service record. Is routine service done? If so, is the record complete? In which service shop is the service done?
Service records are very important because cars that are cared for regularly will certainly have better performance and conditions. Cars that routinely service regularly also reflect the personality of the previous owner who maintains and takes care of the condition of the car.
Alert Cheap Car Prices
The saying “there is a form of price” applies when you buy a used car. Not that you can’t find a good quality car at a low price, but you have to be more careful and observant about the condition of the car if the price is far below the market.
This is because many used accidents and floods are being sold at low prices. In addition, sellers also sometimes put cheap prices just for fishing so that buyers come to the showroom to offer other cars.
Check Accessories and Interior
When checking the condition of the car, first check the interior of the car. There are many interior components that need to be checked for functions such as air conditioners, audio systems, and light switches. You must make sure all features work well, especially security features such as seat belts.
After that, examine the interior condition of the car. Try sitting on the front and rear seats are still comfortable, check the condition of the dashboard, ceiling, and carpet. Also, pay attention to the smell of the interior, is the interior smelling musty? If so, this could be an indication that the car has been flooded.
Check the Car Body
After that, check the condition of the body and exterior of the car as a whole. Make sure components such as doors, hood and windshield are still original or not. Besides that, also pay attention to the condition of the car paint, sometimes car paints become streaked due to improper repair.
The most important thing when checking the body is the main frame structure of the car. Make sure the frame or chassis of the car is still in prime condition, there are no collision marks or repairs.
Ensure Machine Conditions
After checking the exterior, open the hood to check the condition of the car engine. This is an important part of the inspection process. The car must be easy to start, then make sure the engine sound is not rough and notice if there are leaks in the engine components.
The quality of the car engine will be more pronounced when you drive it directly on the highway. So, ask to test drive the seller of the car. In addition to checking the performance of the engine, brakes, transmission, and foot of the car, this is also the time to test the driving comfort of the car.
The completeness of the document
After checking the condition of the car and you feel fit, before making a payment, check the completeness of the vehicle letter, such as vehicle registration, BPKB, and invoice. If the car you want to buy is a built-up car, ask Form A for the car.
Also, match the frame number and car engine number, make sure the physical car is in accordance with the letters. You must ensure that the car you will buy has BPKB and STNK with the original name of the owner.
Bring a Friend or Expert Mechanic
It’s a good idea to bring a friend or mechanic who understands and has experience in checking used cars. Even though you know about cars, help in checking will reduce the possibility of missing damage.