Buying a car with your hands is a matter of the category “and you want and it is pricked.” On the one hand, the price of used cars is much lower than in the cabin.Then there is a chance to get a headache instead of a vehicle.The experts talked with experienced motorists and collected useful tips that will help you to not lose money when buying a car. And in the end, you will receive a bonus with a secret for checking American cars.
Study the VIN code
Pay attention to the VIN-code of the car, or identification number. It is located on the frame or engine and should be available for viewing. According to the VIN-code, you can check the car on the site of the traffic police for hijacking and participating in an accident.Also there you can check whether the car is in the mortgage, or fines are hanging on it.Seeing the equipment and the list of former owners is important also. All information must be checked with what is written in the announcement of the sale. So you arrange also the first check on honesty to its seller. In the Las Vegas Auto Sales you will be having the options open.
Check the contact person
The car can sell both the owner and the intermediary. It is best that a car with a mileage is transferred to the new owner by the owner. The presence of an intermediary can affect both the price of the car and how much information about the car you get.
Learn the history of the machine
If the car is “fresh”, from 3 to 5 years from the date of release, you can find out all of its background. It is enough to call the official dealer or the service center of this brand and find out if the car was serviced by them. If the service was conducted by specialized specialists, then its condition is better. Also in the service center you can find out the real mileage of the car.
In addition to data from the dealer or service center, pay attention to the indirect signs of mileage.For example, the color of the exhaust gases is the ones. A saturated white color as well as bluish or black indicates problems with the engine that appear from wear.Look under the hood and look at the exhaust manifold of the engine. With a small run, it retains its native metallic luster, after 25 thousand km it is covered with a pale-red bloom, and after 100 thousand km it is dirty brown.
Carry out measurements
On the “lookout” of the machine grab a thickness gauge a device that measures the thickness of the car’s paint and varnish. For parts that come into contact with the outside environment, the normal thickness of the paint coating is 75 to 160 microns, for internal elements 50 to 90 microns.The exact parameters for the selected car can be obtained from the manufacturer. If the element of the car was repainted after an accident, the thickness of its painting will differ from all the others.
Inspect the windows
All car windows should be of the same year of production, and the year itself should coincide with the year of production of the car. If everything is so, then the car’s glasses are native, which means that the probability that it was in an accident is lower. At the Las Vegas Auto Sales you will be able to check all these.