Tuesday, February 03, 2004

Buying a used car?

Planning to buy a used car and not sure (like me lah, you professional car-jackers can ignore this) how to go about checking the car's condition? (And we all know about the lemons, don't we?).

Check out this link.

A useful example:

Check all the gaps between the fenders, doors, hood and trunk
Every gap should be even along its entire length. Look at this image. The gap is wide at the top and narrow at the bottom, which probably means this car has been hit at its right front corner. Try to inspect all the gaps the same way.
! Pay particular attention to the unevenness in gaps between the hood and front fenders, and between the doors and front fenders, because they indicate possible frontal collision.

how to check the engine • how to inspect car body for an accident • how to testdrive a car with automatic transmission • how to check the brakes • how to check ABS

Also includes a step-by-step illustrated guide, some basic car repair information and car-buying articles.

Thanks to Ajeep for the link.

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