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 Second Hand Car for Sale – Helpful Tips to Sale Your Car Ford Fusion TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 Where Can You Find the Best Used Cars for Sale? Ford Fusion TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 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 TITANIUM Altoona WI 54720 he or she purchases the car. I would not buy a car without doing these checks first.
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Kent, Dalbec lead Portland to 3-0 win over Altoona
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Bobby Dalbec had two hits and scored two runs, and Matthew Kent allowed just two hits over 6 2/3 innings as the Portland Sea Dogs defeated the Altoona Curve 3-0 on Saturday. Jo...
Wisconsin champs crowned in duck and goose calling and decoy carving
Rounding out the top three in adult duck calling were two-time defending state champ Benny Breitkreutz of Neosho in second place and Jarrett Breber of Altoona in third. Tait may be the youngest to rep...
Altoona woman raises nearly 800 monarch butterflies
ALTOONA, Wis. (AP) --A Wisconsin woman has raised and released hundreds of monarch butterflies. What started as a joke has become a 10-year hobby for Kris Gessert. About a decade ago, a friend of Gess...
Wisconsin Woman Raises, Releases Monarch Butterflies
ALTOONA, Wis. (AP) — What started as a joke has become a 10-year hobby for an Eau Claire woman. "I made fun of a friend for doing this. Ironically, I am now doing it," Kris Gessert said of raising mon...
Prep Football: Proposed WFCA realignment plan would impact Cadott, many others
Just before the start of the prep football season, the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association released ... including decades of games against Stanley-Boyd, Fall Creek and Altoona. Specifically, the Ho...
Ag Chat with Bob Bosold - August 15
ALTOONA, Wis. (WEAU) --This past June Bayer Ag paid $60 billion ... USDA officials didn't say when they would start buying that milk. The Wisconsin FFA has selected its candidate to run for national F...
Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church
Pennsylvania's two other dioceses, Philadelphia and Altoona-Johnstown, were the subjects of earlier grand jury reports, which found similarly damaging information about clergy and bishops in those dio...
STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT EAU CLAIRE COUNTY PUBLICATION SUMMONS
Kielpinski, Registered Agent 1031 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701-6104 Jacob W. Seyfert 1151 Sunset Ln Apt 2 Altoona, WI 54720-2092 Linda Fitzmaurice 1031 W Clairemont Ave Eau Claire, WI 54701-6...
WI distributing $3.25M in mental health grants, Altoona & Chippewa Falls included
Madison (WQOW) - The State of Wisconsin has announced 64 districts will be receiving more than $3 million in mental health service grants, and the list includes a number from our area. State Superinte...