Buying Second Hand Cars in India

Certainly it is impossible to live without a car in these present times. Lot of Indian buyers want to replace their vehicles every year and many companies have been benefiting of depreciation which give rise to new dynamic used car market in India. Normally we buy used 4-wheelers from a dealer or from individuals.

There are many dealers who specialize in second-hand cars alone are available in India. Many individual advertisers advertise in newspapers and in portals. Newspapers are easier means to find such used vehicles of your choice. It is always better to buy a 4-wheeler, which is only 2-3 years old. It is easy to buy from individuals than from dealers. Direct purchase will save lot of money.

Buying used cars in India makes lot of sense. It profits the user financially, and gives option to try varieties. Now a day’s vehicle is considered as extension of individual’s personality. In India, most of the buyers want to buy small cars. Practically speaking small car segment dominate the Indian automobile market. Attractive look, fuel economy and affordable price of these 4-wheelers attract the average Indian buyer.

Many buyers are very much confused about assessing the prices. Many have been questioning in their mind “is it worthy to buy this used car at this price?” It is a must to do research at this point. Note downs the details of the vehicle. Consult the auto mechanic and ask him inspect. Get the report from auto mechanic. It is the easier way to know the condition of the vehicle. It will give you clear picture of its worthiness. It is always a must to check engine number and the chassis number, before buying a used vehicle. Generally it is engraved on the manufacturer’s plate. Check whether the engine number and number in registration certificate is same. Don’t buy, if the numbers are damaged.

Try to buy a second hand car that is sold in good condition. It is better to buy from your friends or relatives. Don’t bargain with quality of the vehicle. Some sellers repaint to hide the major repairs and physical damage. It is a common practice in used car market in India. Some inexperienced people will pay more money for these repaired 4-whellers. So check carefully.

It is always better to shortlist the used four-wheeler of your choice and prepares a small list. Before short listing, talk to your friends and known vehicle owners. Owner’s suggestion will give you good idea before making a decision. Prepare your budget or financial affordability. Your budget should cover the cost of the vehicle, insurance and repair costs. It is a good choice to buy a used 4-wheeler in India with the mileage of less than 1,00,000 KM.

Tests drive the vehicle of your choice and come to the conclusion. Seek the advise of the experts in second-hand car market. Check the interiors and ensure that air conditioning system is working fine. Inspect the credentials of the vehicle. If you have confusion, talk to dealer or previous owner. Collect the car maintenance history from the previous car owner. It will be useful for you in future.