Don’t Forget These 3 Things When Shopping for a Used Car

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Monday, July 24th, 2017 at 10:48 am

We’re back to help you make all the right decisions when you’re shopping for a used car, as we’ve got 3 things you don’t want to forget once again. Today’s three things aren’t quite as easily overlooked as some of the others we’ve gone over, but these are things you definitely want to make sure work properly before even thinking about purchasing a car, so check them out below and remember to give us a call if you have any questions.

[ READ MORE: First 3 Things | Second 3 Things ]


Giving the tires a once over is probably something you already had in mind, as we said these aren’t quite as easy to overlook as others. But it’s important to do more than just a once over. Get real close to each tire, check their tread, make sure they aren’t too worn down or worn down unevenly. Make sure everything looks good, and then have them pop the trunk and check the spare tire as well because it’s just as important.


While you’re looking at the tires, make sure to check the wheels as well. Make sure there aren’t any cracks in the structural integrity of the wheel or the wheel well, make sure none of the lug nuts are missing, just make sure everything is intact on each one.


Now this last one might be as easy to overlook as the things listed in previous articles, as most people don’t think to look at the exhaust system. But just take a look underneath the vehicle in question and see if the exhaust system is rusted or damaged. The easiest way to do this is by finding the tailpipe and following it to the front of the vehicle, just making note of excessive rusting or any other damage type. You should also listen for any excessive hissing or loud noises on your test drive, as that may mean your exhaust system has a leak.

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As per usual, we just want to remind you that you shouldn’t have to worry about any of these things with the vehicles available here at Gil’s Auto Sales. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions, or are interested in one of our vehicles.

2 Responses to “Don’t Forget These 3 Things When Shopping for a Used Car”

  1. Barbara Charles says:

    It is one of the challenging job for a person who wants to buy a used car. When you are going to pick a used car it is suggested to check the overall condition of the vehicle by inspecting its tire pressure, wheel alignment, exhaust system, working functionality of the brake etc. Taking help of your car mechanic for checking the physical and mechanical condition of the car is treated as the best step for choosing the right one.

  2. Kacie Goodman says:

    While choosing a used car we should make the right decision. Before purchasing a used car we must look for the demerits or defects in that vehicle. We must inspect different components of the vehicle by taking the help of an automotive technician. The tires should be properly inspected for uneven wear. We must have a look at the spare tire also. Besides tires we should look at the wheels. We should make sure that there are not any cracks in the wheel or wheel well. We must have a look at the exhaust system of the vehicle whether it is damaged or rusted.

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