Tips for buying a used car.
Buying a used car can be stressful but when you buy at Shohola Automotive you will know the car has been well inspected for any defects. Here are just a few of the things to look for when you are buying a pre-owned vehicle.
Carefully check the paint on the car for scratches, rust or dents. The car should be clean so the paint condition is visible. Look at the sides of the car from end-on for waviness; that indicates paint work. Run your finger along the edges of the joints between panels; roughness indicates residue left from masking tape.
Check the tires. The tires should be worn evenly and they should match. Look at the surface of the tire for feathering (bad alignment). Bad alignment can be caused by worn steering/suspension components, the pothole down the street or frame damage.
Check under the hood of the car for any damage, dents or rust. These can all be signs that the car was either poorly taken care of or damaged. Each fender, just inside where the hood joins, should have a decal with the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car. If the decal is not there, it does not necessarily indicate the fender was replaced; the location of the VIN is manufacture-dependent.
Check the hoses and belts. They should not have cracks. The radiator hoses should not be soft.
Come see the used car professionals at Shohola Automotive.
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