Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 17, 2013
Depreciation can be the downside of owning any used car, but there are some things used car buyers can do to prevent it. VehicleHistory.com reviews these tips on how to avoid losing money on a used vehicle.
Rust is a major cause of car depreciation. Cars from salted roads in the winter can rust faster than vehicle from warmer climates. Newer cars have better paint technology that prevent this, so used cars must be rinsed off often in the winter to present rust. If a driver finds a used car they like, they should be sure to inspect it for rust and damage.
The tires should have tread wear that is even. Joints or gaps in between body parts on a vehicle could signal a repair has been made. Also view evidence of repainting like different colors under the hood than the body paint.
Also be sure to test drive a car to see how it handles on the road. Check the steering wheel alignment and brakes, engine noise, and acceleration. A driver should be able to feel is something is wrong with a car. Drivers should also always have a mechanic perform a pre-inspection before buying and run a vehicle history report to find past damages a mechanic may not even notice.
If drivers are looking to buy a car that is “as is,” it's recommended to make sure they research any factory recalls on a car. There could be something wrong with the entire model, so if they do buy it, a dealership is likely to fix it if it’s caught in a decent amount of time.
A used car can depreciate quickly, but not as fast as a new car. VehicleHistory.com recommends the preceding steps and buying guides when drivers purchase one. Motorists never know when they could end up with a depreciating lemon that could cost thousands.
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