August 1, 2007

tips membeli kereta terpakai 3

Tips membeli kereta terpakai

car from a dealer or an individual, follow these tips to learn as much
as you can about the vehicle.

Examine the car yourself using an inspection checklist. You can find a checklist
in many of the magazine articles, books and Internet sites that deal with buying
a used car.

Test drive the car under varied road conditions—on hills, highways, and in
stop-and-go traffic.

Ask for the car’s maintenance record. If the owner doesn’t have copies, contact the
dealership or repair shop where most of the work was done. They may share their files with you.

Talk to the previous owner, especially if the present owner is unfamiliar
with the car’s history.

Have the car inspected by a mechanic you hire. It’s best to have any used car
inspected by an independent mechanic before you buy it. For about $100 or less,
you’ll get a general indication of the mechanical condition of the vehicle. An inspection
is a good idea even if the car has been "certified" and inspected by the dealer and is being sold with a warranty or service contract. A mechanical inspection is different from a safety inspection. Safety inspections usually focus on conditions that make a car unsafe to drive. They are not designed to determine the overall reliability or mechanical condition of a vehicle.

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