Don’t buy a car in the rain, the bodywork always looks better when it’s wet, plus, the chances are you will forget to check something by rushing to get out of the rain.
Stand at the front, or the back of the car, and look along the body line. You will be able to see if it has had any body damage Top 6 Tips for Buying a Used Car Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 as the light reflecting off the side of the car will show the dents or replaced panels.
Check around the window rubbers for over spray, a sure fire way to see if a car as been touched up.
Check the gaps between the panels to make sure they are even on both sides of the car. Bonnet to wing etc. This is a Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 good indication as to whether the car has been in an accident and had panels replaced.
Take a fridge magnet with you and check the bodywork for filler. The magnet will stick to the metal, but will fall off if it meets body filler.
Have a look at the interior of the car, does the wear inside the car look in keeping with Difference Between Repossessed and Second-Hand Cars Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 the mileage. If the car looks like its done 100,000 and the clock says 25,000, then you know its been round the clock, or even worse clocked. Check the steering wheel, and accelerator pedal rubber for excessive wear, the clutch and brake pedal rubbers can be replaced, but the accelerator pedal is a lot harder to change, and will give a Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 truer indication of mileage.
Check underneath the car for any oil or water leaks, also check the floor where the car has been standing for the same.
Check the tires for uneven wear, if the tires are worn more on one side than the other its an indication that the car may have been in an accident and the chassis is twisted. It Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 could also be the tracking or wheel balancing. Either way it’s not a good sign.
Drive the car, (with the radio off) and check for any knocks or strange noises. Check the steering for vibration, or pulling to one side, its an indication again that the car may have been in an accident and the chassis is twisted. Make sure you drive Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 the car in all gears to check the gearbox.
Try a 3 point turn in the car, that will check the reverse gear, and if you put the steering on full lock you will be able to check the wheel bearings and steering rack (your looking for clunking sounds or creaking).
When the engine is now hot check the oil, if it is Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 milky there is water getting in somewhere, which could indicate a head gasket. (very Costly). The oil should be filled to between the 2 marks on the dipstick. If the oil is brand new beware, not many people will change the oil on a car the day before they sell it unless they are trying to hide something. Also check the Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 water reservoir for signs of oil, not a good sign.
Last of all, check the paperwork. Make sure the registration document is in the sellers name. They may be a trader trying to pose as a private seller. Check the MOT to make sure its current. Check the service history to make sure it matches the vehicle being sold. Also you may Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 want to check the engine and chassis number to see if it matches what is on the registration document. You will find that information on a small metal plate located under the bonnet. If the plate is missing be suspicious.
It’s also a good idea to get the car HPI checked. This will tell you if the car has been stolen, been Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 in an and accident, or is on finance. It costs around £40 but well worth it.
If you follow these rules when buying a used car you wont go far wrong. If you can’t be bothered to go through the hassle, then buy your car from a trader, he or she will have already done all these checks to cover himself before Chevrolet Equinox LT Ridgeland WI 54763 he or she purchases the car. I would not buy a car without doing these checks first.
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14 summer outdoor dining experiences
This summer, Wisconsin Foodie and Luke Zahm of Driftless Cafe are collaborating to bring the annual farm dinner to Ridgeland Harvest CSA farm. With the beautiful Driftless region serving as both a backdrop and inspiration, Zahm will prepare a locally ...
Art class students take old jewelry and make it new again
In her Metals and Contemporary Art jewelry class at University of Wisconsin-Stout, sophomore Mindy Allee created ... an engineering technology major originally from Ridgeland. “I would find the nests, and they were so colorful and beautiful.”
United Poultry Concerns Asks Ridgeland, Wisconsin to Drop Chicken Toss
MACHIPONGO, Va., Jan. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Poultry Concerns is joining Wisconsin-based Alliance for Animals in urging the village of Ridgeland, Wisconsin to cancel their February "Chicken Toss" due to its cruelty to defenseless birds ...
Gary's Ridgeland Dutchmen concert to benefit FAFWA
Gary W. Brueggen of Westby is better known as “Wisconsin’s Concertina Kid” and the lead musician in Gary’s Ridgeland Dutchmen Band. Celebrating 35 years in music the music industry Brueggen is hoping to give back to the area with a fundraiser for ...
WI. with hospice. Vilas was born December 8, 1942 in Ridgeland, WI to Glen and Violet (Bundy) Minor. He graduated from the Boyceville High School in 1961. He worked as a machinist for several companies before retiring from MJM Elgin. Vilas owned the family ...
28-Year-Old Man Dies After Crash in Wisconsin's St. Croix County
The driver of the truck, 41-year-old Chad J. Bowers of Ridgeland, Wisconsin, was not believed to have been injured. Initial observations at the scene indicated Fellman was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Bowers was believed to have been ...
Despite ruffled feathers, chickens fly in Ridgeland
Beneath crisp sunshine and bundled against frigid February temperatures, hundreds gathered in Ridgeland's town center to attempt ... and Animal Law Associates of Wisconsin, represented by Madison attorney Anne Daugherty-Leiter. Initial reports distributed ...