Not every person is able to determine the condition of a car by its appearance. Knowing a few secrets will save the gullible buyer from scammers.
Not every motorist has the opportunity to buy a brand new car, so many have to face the risk of buying a broken car. Even if the car is restored after an accident and does not look different from the new one, this does not guarantee that after a couple of thousand, or even hundreds of kilometers, you will not have to go to a car service. Some drivers who are new to the device of the car believe that a car that looks beautifully made after an accident does not differ from an unbeaten one, but this is a big delusion.
The most common problem after an accident is a violation of the body geometry, which is difficult to bring to factory standards, even on high-precision expensive equipment. And from here there are already problems with adjusting the angles of the wheels, moving the car to the side when driving, problems with doors, cracks on the windshield, uneven tire wear and much more. When examining the car offered by the seller, you need to pay special attention to the following points:
1) the inspection should take place only in natural daylight in order to carefully consider all defects in the paintwork and possible traces of their elimination (there should not be smooth irregularities on flat surfaces, the color of the car should not differ in shade and structure on various parts);
2) it is necessary to carefully inspect the gaps between body parts: front fenders, hood, bumper, headlights, windshield frame, direction indicators, trunk lid, doors (they must be symmetrical on both sides);
3) it is imperative to check the functioning of the hinged parts (all doors, trunk, hood are necessarily tested, as squeaks, jamming and fuzzy operation of locks indicate possible repairs after a serious accident);
4) one more detail can tell about painting a car after an accident - the gas tank flap (if it was removed, then most likely the car was repainted, since it is very convenient for the selection of paint, is compact and its temporary absence does not affect the operation or repair of the vehicle). The listed points will help to visually assess the condition of the car, but a specialist should already look under the hood, whom it is better to involve in the inspection of the car, so that he accurately determines the technical characteristics of the car being inspected before buying.
All these rules apply not only to buying a car from hands, but also in car dealerships. It is much easier to check a car before buying than to toil with it during operation. It is both nerves and time and money. Be careful.