Buying A Used Car
Our Guide to Checking Before you Buy!
If you’re about to buy a used car, it pays to check the vehicle thoroughly to ensure you are getting value for money.
Beneath the Car
Uneven tyre wear could mean misaligned steering or suspension. Check for leaks from the engine, transmission, brakes and rear axle.
Variations in paintwork colour, or door panels that don’t line up can indicate previous smash damage. Check around wheel-arches for any rust problems.
lf the engine oil is grey or milky, it’s a sign of water in the oil. Worse, any sign of oil in the radiator water, can mean a cracked cylinder head or faulty head gasket.
Remember, if the car isn’t fitted with an Australian Compliance Plate, it’s probably best to walk away from the deal, no matter how tempting it might seem.
If you need to be sure about a vehicle, we suggest that you invest in our COMPREHENSIVE PRE-PURCHASE CHECK.
You receive a report, which details all aspects of the vehicle’s overall condition and offers you the most thorough understanding you’ll need.