Make Sure to Remember These 3 Parts When Shopping for a Used Car

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks, Used Cars on Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 2:49 pm
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We know it’s been a few days, so we thought we’d pop back in and tell you about 3 more parts you want to make sure to remember to check whenever you’re shopping for a used car or other vehicle. These things are easy to miss or forget, but could lead to problems or inconveniences down the road. Let us know if you have any questions about them!

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

Trunk & Hood

Take another close look at the vehicle’s exterior, this time paying special attention to the trunk and hood. If the physical panels look fine, then go ahead and pop them both open. It’s easy to miss this step, and you could end up driving home a vehicle whose trunk you can’t get into. Make sure that everything under the hood and trunk are as they should be – any and all lights work, no carpet damage, the spare tire is present, etc.


While this one might be a bit inconsequential compared to the rest of items on this list, as it is easily remedied, a used vehicle should always have fresh, full fluid levels. That means oil, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, power steeling fluid, brake fluid, air conditioning coolant and washer fluid.


There are a few belts that help make your vehicle run, and without them you could end up having a bad time. When you take it for a test drive, be sure to listen for a squealing noise from the front of the vehicle. This might also cause the power steering and air conditioning unit to not work properly. When you look under the hood, you can also check the belts physically to make sure there aren’t any obvious signs of wear and tear.

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2 Responses to “Make Sure to Remember These 3 Parts When Shopping for a Used Car”

  1. Donald Mcfadden says:

    The buyer has to consider a number of things prior to purchasing a used car. The complexity makes the whole affair a daunting experience. This is even more intimidating if you are going to purchase a convertible for the very first time. You need to inspect vehicle’s form, under the hood, condition of the interior, and take a test drive prior to finalizing the settlement. Well, inspection is essential. But how you do that inspection is more essential. Thus, make sure the pre-purchase inspection is carried out by a trained technician.

  2. Amy Zahirski says:

    While shopping for a used car, we should always make a thorough inspection of the different parts of the car by an experienced mechanic. But we should give importance to check 3 things. Those are-fluid levels, trunk and hood, belts. In a used car the fluid level must be fresh and full. The fluids include the oil, radiator fluid, transmission and power steering fluid, coolant and washer fluid etc. Vehicle’s exterior must be looked closely specially the trunk & the hood. We must go for a test drive to check the condition of belts.

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