Shopping for a car is a stressful ordeal, especially if you’re shopping for a used car. You don’t want to accidentally purchase a vehicle that isn’t up to snuff or won’t last very long, as even used vehicles often have a hefty paycheck. We thought we’d ease your mind at least a bit by highlight 3 things that you should never overlook in the process of shopping for a used car, and you can check them out below. We might come back next month with a few more, so be sure to stay tuned to the Gil’s Online blog!
Upholstery & Carpet
One area people often forget to look in the commotion of checking everything out is at the upholstery and carpeting. It might not seem that important, but down the road if you notice the upholstery isn’t all the same color, or there’s a moldy smell coming from the back seat, you’ll be pretty upset and have to foot the bill.
Exterior & Interior Lights
Unless you’re strangely shopping for your used vehicle at night, chances are the exterior lights won’t be on when you’re looking at the vehicle. Just give them a toggle and make sure they’re all working the way they’re supposed to be. While you’re at, check out the lights on the interior as well, as they’re just as easily overlooked.
You probably won’t think to turn on the air or heat while you’re giving the cabin a cursory glance, but malfunctioning heat and AC is an easy thing to hide, so always make sure that the climate controls are in proper working condition.
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These are just a few of the easily overlooked items that you certainly don’t want to overlook, so keep them in mind. As we said, we’ll probably come back with more next month and beyond, so keep checking back!