The adrenaline rush of owning a new ride could blind you from "seeing" the obvious; some vital facts that could put you in a tight fix later. Here are four things to consider before making that purchase, no matter how "clean" the car looks.
- Mileage. The older the car, the more frequent you are likely to make repairs. Maintenance cost is higher on higher mileage vehicles.
- Repair history. Asking the right questions is a sure way to get information on repair history, and put your decision in perspective.
- Current/prevailing issues. A current fault means one of two things, the repair cost is very high that the seller couldn't afford it, or its a difficult problem that is recurrent despite repair attempts. Find out, before buying a liability.
- Car make & year of manufacture. Certain vehicles manufactured at certain periods come with specific factory errors that may increase maintenance cost. Also, there are problems peculiar to a make or model which come up around certain mileage. Research the vehicle before making a decision.
Always ensure to have a pre-purchase inspection and a test-drive by an expert before buying. This could save you a lot of stress, anger, and money.
Today, vehicle reports are often given by the dealer. It is wise to get a expert advise on the report before deciding to pay and fix. Easily, you could spend 50% the cars value on repairs.
Jiffix experts ask the right questions, and give the best advice. You can schedule an expert today at www.jiffix.com.ng