A second hand/pre-owned/used car, is a vehicle that has previously had one or more owners. Used cars are sold through a variety of outlets like franchise and independent car dealers, rental car companies, leasing offices, auctions, and private party sales. As per the data released by SIAM (Service Integration Management) , in 2018, approximately 4 million units of used cars were sold, when compared to 3.6 million units of new car sales. Approximately 60% of the used car buyers are first-time buyers, followed by multi-car families (37%), and only 3% replaced their pre-owned car with another pre-owned cars. Even After that buyer does not satisfy with Performance & Condition of the car after buy it. In that case they don’t have legal right to return a car after buy it. So if your planning to buy a used car make sure it is in proper condition
The major Untold Fact That considered in while buying second hand/pre-owned/used car :
Condition– condition of the car depends on various factors like
- Accidental condition,
- Major/minor dents and Scratches
- Paint condition
- Rusted parts
- Noisy operation
- Tire Remaining Life
- Km Reading
- Interior damage.
Current Value /price of the car depend on present condition of the car also considered manufacturer details, manufacturing year by considering this depreciation apply, depreciation is the rate at which vehicles lose value over time.
Documents should verify while buying a used/second hand car are as follow
- Registration Certificate
- Insurance Policy
- Road Tax Receipt
- Car Purchase Invoice
- Service book
- Dual Fuel Certification
- PUC (Pollution Under control)
After checking present condition, present value and valid documents go for used/pre-owned/second hand car, but we all have certain limitations so to be sure about used car appoint a technical persons who inspect a car and give car present condition or certified the car. If your want to inspect vehicle personally then you should go for it as follow
1.Test Drive– In that you should go for test drive and check any noise coming while shifting gear, check braking power, Check pick up,
2.Visual Inspection-In that you should check paint condition, tire condition, rusting area, any scratches and dents, check interior fittings.
So with this your also ensure about condition of used car but
Better way appoint a technical person and certified a car then buy the car because it’ll worth it.