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 Helpful Tips Before Buying Used Cars Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Used Cars For Sale Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 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 Ford F-150 XLT Chippewa Falls WI 54729 he or she purchases the car. I would not buy a car without doing these checks first.
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Post 22 advances to Gopher final
The Hardhats beat Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 16-7 and Creighton Prep, Nebraska 7-4. Fargo, North Dakota fore-fitted the semifinals game against Post 22 that was scheduled for 8 a.m. MDT, putting the Ha...
Five-year collaboration transforms mine into a wild prairie
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A five-year study has turned a reclaimed Wisconsin frack-sand mine into a wild prairie. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls worked with the industrial ...
Hardhats move on at Gopher Classic
The Hardhats will face Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin today at 10:30 a.m. Post 22 jumped out to an 8-0 lead after three innings and never looked back. Jace Caldwell hit a solo home run in the first inning ...
Legion: Post 12 Goes 1-4 In Gopher Classic
The winners play at 2 p.m. Rapid City Post 22 faces Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in the North St. Paul quarterfinal, an 11:30 a.m. start. The teams advancing out of the four quarterfinal sites will meet ...
Mr. & Mrs. Fred Joseph Crosby of Chippewa Falls, WI and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Lee Anderson of Savage, MN, announce the engagement of their children, Laura Beth Crosby of Vermillion, MN and Ryan Michael A...
Memories of motorcycles, military service unite veterans Saturday in Chippewa Falls
Max Bergen, 94, approached a Harley-Davidson motorcycle outside the Wisconsin Veterans Home at Chippewa Falls. “This is great,” he told Sarah Davis, a veterans' home employee who also stopped to admir...
Chippewa Falls has a fair history
With the Northern Wisconsin State Fair in full swing in Chippewa Falls this weekend, learn more about the history of Chippewa Falls’ fairs from these two Herald articles. A Fair For Farmers That is wh...
Second day of the Northern Wisconsin State Fair
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) --It is the second day of the Northern Wisconsin State Fair. Thursday’s activities include a performance by country music singer Chris Lane. Also, at the fair on Thursday a...
Chippewa Falls American Legion takes 14-1 record into Gopher Classic
Altoona (WQOW) --The Chippewa Falls American Legion baseball team dropped from third to fifth in this week's Wisconsin Baseball Central power rankings, but that's mainly due to Post 77 not having any ...
Northern Wisconsin State Fair underway in Chippewa Falls
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - The Northern Wisconsin State Fair kicked off in Chippewa Falls Wednesday. The fair runs through Sunday, July 15. There are games and rides, horse shows, tractors and attraction...