Over the past few months we’ve been giving you information on several of the easiest things to forget when you’re shopping for a used car, so we thought we’d continue that this month with 3 of the last-minute things you should check before buying any used car. These three are probably the easiest things to overlook, so make sure to consider them when you’re sitting inside wondering if there’s anything else you should check.
You probably don’t even realize how much time you spend looking in the vehicle’s mirrors when you’re on the road. Most of your time is naturally spent peering out the windshield or down at the instrument cluster, but you’re also constantly casting glances at the rearview mirror, the side mirrors, maybe even the mirrors on the inside of the visors when you’re in the driveway or a parking spot. Even though you’re spending all that time looking at them, it’s almost subconsciously so you might not think about it. So be sure to check each and every mirror to make sure there are no cracks, scratches or other damage that might impede their abilities.
Once again, this second item is something you use more often than you might realize. The vents are what directs the cool air of your AC or warm air of your heating unit on those hot and cold days, or blocks it off if you don’t want either. Things can get a bit chaotic if the vents are broken or simply don’t work correctly, so make sure to inspect them closely when you’re sitting in the front seat before purchase.
Finally, this is one thing that we can almost guarantee you completely forgot about. The owner’s manual is something that not a lot of people actually read, which is why it’s easy to forget or simply not consider important. But we can assure you, if anything ever goes wrong in your vehicle you’ll definitely want to have it handy. So simply check the glove box or ask the seller if they have it available, or if they can provide a replacement if the original is lost.
Hopefully this helps you out! If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call, but remember we inspect all of these things ourselves and would be happy to inspect them with you when you consider purchasing one of our used vehicles.