Look for signs of accident damage or rust, such as red or other dark color stains. Bubbling or dimpled paint can also indicate rust.
Check the horizontal surfaces such as the roof, bonnet and boot for signs of hail damage.
Look for a consistent paint finish. If the color is not the same all over the car, it may be a sign of extensive damage and a re-spray.
Use a magnet to detect rust and repair work. If the magnet does not stick to any point on the car's surface; it may have been repaired with plastic, fiberglass or another non-metal material.
The door and boot should close smoothly and firmly. Also examine the rubber seals for signs of paint, which could point to a re-spray.
UNDER THE BONNET
Inspect for oil, water or other fluid leaks around the engine and under the car.
Check the level and color of the engine oil. It should be golden in color and free of debris. Dirty oil or a low level can indicate poor maintenance.
Look for signs of rust or damage on the battery terminals and connectors.
Start the engine and ensure there are no unusual rattling or knocking noises, even when cold. The oil light should go out soon after the engine starts.
Check the odometer; if the numbers are out of line, it may have been tampered with. The figure should be consistent with the advert and registration documents.
Test the windscreen wipers and make sure the wiper fluid is dispensed properly.
Check all headlights, high beams and brake lights are working.
Look for signs of wear and tear on the seat belts and carpet.
Ensure safety features such as airbags and the spare tire are up to scratch.
Ensure all internal features – including the air conditioning, electric windows, sunroof and seat belts – are in working order.
Start the engine and check the color of the exhaust fumes. Blue smoke indicates the engine is burning oil, while black shows excessive fuel consumption.
When turning on the car, check whether the engine starts smoothly. If it doesn’t then the vehicle might need a new battery.
Take the car for a test drive on different surfaces. Keep an eye on temperature changes which could indicate overheating.
If buying a manual transmission, ensure the clutch operates smoothly and all gears engage easily.
Check the brakes are effective. The car should not pull to one side when braking and the brake pedal should not feel too soft.
Test the steering alignment during the drive. Do this by taking your hands off the steering wheel and see if the car drifts to either side. If that is the case, then consider asking the owner to fix it.
Check the sealant application for accident checks.
Check the battery condition (Age, Charging and splash etc.)
Check engine and chassis numbers of ID Plates.
Check the registration copy of the vehicle physically and make sure that it has not been tampered or changed in any way.
Ask for return file, either it is with the owner or in the excise office. If the owner has it, check it carefully. Check if it is a duplicate.
Match registration number, engine number and chassis number on documents and on parts of the vehicle.
Ask for original computerized number plates which come with vehicles registered within the past few years.
Check original CNIC of the owner and match it with the owners name written on the registration book.
You can instantly check CNIC details of anybody from NADRA by sending its 13 digits number to 7000.
Price your used car competitively
First of all establish a proper value based on your local automotive market that you are expecting from your used car. Used cars classified in local newspapers and the used cars dealers estimates and expert judgments can help in determining the true value for your used cars.
Ensure that the vehicle is washed and interiors are cleaned before valuation.
Even for an experienced valuator, a spic 'n span vehicle can do the trick. If you are lucky, your vehicle can be evaluated with an increased price.
Reliability of Buyer
Sell to a person, who is reliable - Prefer original players
It's best to sell your car to a registered player. Take commitments for ownership transfer, loan closures etc.
Never give your car to somebody for selling - Can be misused.
In such cases, your car can be used for unwanted practices. Be sure that you sell your car yourself.
Never try to sell your car through the phone, as commitments can change with time.
A vehicle should be visually inspected. It's best to show your car and get a price for it.
Always take one-time payment while selling.
Commitment on payments in short amounts should not be accepted.
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