What to Look for When Inspecting Used Cars

Inspecting a used car

Purchasing a second hand car is a very exciting time for many, particularly if you can find a great deal. Finding a great deal comes down to finding a preloved vehicle that provides a lot of value, which is why inspecting the car first is so important. Inspecting a car gives you the opportunity to figure out it’s value and decide whether you’re purchasing exactly what the seller is offering.

There are a number of important things you should look out for when you’re buying a car. If you are unsure of how to inspect a used car, don’t worry. Below we’ve compiled a checklist to help you in your car search.


Used Car Inspection Checklist


The last important thing to remember is to bring a qualified mechanic with you for a technical inspection, or alternatively you can enlist the services of your state motoring authority. In Queensland it’s the RACQ and their vehicle inspections will cost you approximately $200-$275. The mechanic check can make or break the deal as they know exactly what to look for and could spot some major red flags that you might not have otherwise seen.

There’s a lot to consider and thoroughly check when searching for a suitable used car. All of these components are very important. Checking that these things are up to standard will ensure that you have the best chance of experiencing a problem-free purchase and making a worthwhile investment that holds up to the resale value you are expecting if you decide to sell in the future. Car Search Brokers can help you purchase your second hand car and perform all of these checks for you. We even have a mechanic on hand to fulfil the technical inspection. If you have any questions or would like to find out how we can help you find a used car, contact us today!

Posted on November 9, 2016 in Car Buying Tips