When buying a car, many people think about how to choose a good option without extra investment. To do this, you need to carefully approach the inspection and determination of the general condition of the vehicle.
First, inspect the outer surface of the car body. Compare the vertical and horizontal clearances between the doors and fenders, between the bonnet and the trunk lid. Open all doors, carefully examine them for rust. All joints of metal parts must be even, without any traces of welding.
To evaluate paintwork, you must have a clean car. Carefully inspect all body elements, which should have the same shade. If you notice a scratch, try to look inside it: there should be soil or metal, but not putty.
Open the hood and inspect the engine, which must be clean and free of oil leaks. Start it with the ignition key, it should take about 1-3 seconds. Check how the motor maintains high revs during a cold start. Listen carefully to the noise, which should not contain unnecessary knocks, crunches and whistles.
If the car has an automatic transmission, then set it to the "N" position, and then sequentially to "D" and "R". With such switching, there should be no knocks or knocks. Take a ride on the car, during the movement, the gears should switch without jerks, smoothly.
With a manual transmission, be sure to check the clutch. To do this, turn on the second gear and try to get under way - the car should not stall. Try to change all the gears - they should go without too much crunch and knock.
Press all buttons to test the electrical functionality of the vehicle. All headlights and lanterns must work properly, turn the fan, and heat the stove. If the car has air conditioning, ABC, airbags and other additional functions, all of them must perform their functions properly.