Let the buyer beware
Afew tips to consider before buying a used car. Has the odometer been changed? low-kilometre car is a good find, but how can you tell if the odometer has been tampered with? * Look closely to make sure the numbers line up. * Check the service history thoroughly for previous kilometre recordings and make sure they match the history of the car.
* Look for wear and tear or suspiciously new parts. For instance, worn rubber pedals are easily replaced so it’s worth questioning why such items have been replaced.
* A worn driver’s seat is more expensive to replace and may be a warning sign of more use than the odometer suggests.
* Excessive stone chips on the bonnet also could indicate a car has done more distance than advertised.
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