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 6 Tips to Buy a Used Car Ford Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 A Car When You Need It – The Best Used Cars Ford Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 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 Fusion SE Strum WI 54770 he or she purchases the car. I would not buy a car without doing these checks first.
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Dale Lee Klevgard
Dale was born in Mondovi, Wisconsin, on March 18, 1948 to Leslie and Delores Klevgard. He graduated from Eleva-Strum Central in 1966 and began farming on the family farm in Chimney Rock. Dale married ...
Dale was born in Mondovi, WI on March 18, 1948 to Leslie and Delores Klevgard. He graduated from Eleva-Strum Central in 1966 and began farming on the family farm in Chimney Rock. Dale married the love ...
Strum, Mark R. Passed away at age 69 on June 2, 2018 in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. Mark served in the Army Reserve. Mark is survived by his loving wife, Christine Strum. He is also survived by his ch...
Eugene G. Pulvermacher, age 80, of Strum, WI, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at home surrounded by family. Eugene was born on August 31, 1937 in Bear Creek Township to Edward and Eleanore (Schwartz) P...
And now, as I enter another realm, I wish only for peace, warmth, and many books to read." She is survived by her four children: Diana (Mark) Gullicksrud, Strum, WI; Eric Hanson, Phoenix, AZ; Eliot (K...
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Eleva-Strum senior Matt Higley
STRUM, Wis. (WEAU) --Back in June, Eleva-Strum senior Matt Higley won the Division 3 boys golf championship ... It was like everything I've worked so hard for just finally happened." Strum, WI, hometo...
Obituary: Gerald Richard Thurston
Memorials may be made to the Strum VFW or Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association. Schiefelbein Funeral Home in Osseo is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at schiefelbeinfh.com.
Strum Area Health and Rehabilitation
A continuing-care facility or community meets a continuum of needs as residents age, from independent living to assisted living to nursing home care. Resident and family councils provide an organized ...
Curtis Eugene Matuska
Matuska, Curtis Eugene 96, formerly of Crystal, MN, died Friday, November 18, 2016, at Mayo Clinic Health System- Oakridge in Osseo, WI. Curtis most recently was a resident at Crystal Lake Terrace Ass...
Eleva Strum's Jedediah Lorenz Following His Father's Footsteps
Eleva, WI (WQOW) -- Sports are often described as a family affair, but for a father-son duo at Eleva-Strum High School, that saying has never been more true. Jedediah Lorenz, a Junior at Eleva-Strum w...