Top Issues to Look for in Used Cars

March 26th, 2020 by

Buying a used car can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t know a lot about car maintenance. It is important to know what issues to look for when you are looking at and test driving different used vehicles. Here are some of the top issues you should be looking for.

Signs of Collision Damage

While some collisions leave behind damage that can be fully repaired, certain scenarios may leave a car with collision damage that is hard to notice. If the vehicle was hit on the front end, there could be unknown issues with the radiator or other systems. The best way to make sure you are getting a good used car is to check the CarFax report.

Engine Issues

The first thing you should check under the hood is the oil. If the oil is extremely dark and dirty, there could be engine issues. If the oil is milky, it means that liquid has gotten into the oil, which is also an indicator of very expensive engine issues. Visually inspect the engine as well, looking for signs of leaks.

Tire Condition and Alignment

The condition of the tires on a used vehicle can tell a lot about the car. If the tread is uneven or more worn on one tire, it could be an indication that the car has a poor alignment. A car that is out of alignment will also have balance issues, problems with the shocks, and could have a bent frame. 

If you are looking for a reliable used vehicle, contact us today or come browse the vehicles on our lot. We guarantee that our used vehicles are in good condition.