Top Questions we’ll ask car dealerships when looking for your perfect car
What is the year and mileage
An easy-to-remember generalisation is that a car will go approximately 15,000 km annually; anything higher is regarded as above normal. So, if the vehicle you're interested in is three years old, you could expect it to have logged about 45,000 kilometres.
Higher mileage could indicate greater wear and tear to be concerned about, but it's not a deal breaker. There are further aspects to take into account, such as the previous owner's maintenance history, whether the vehicle has experienced any accidents, and any recalls.
Has the car had any major repairs or recalls?
It's crucial for us to understand as much as we can about the car's past, namely if it's undergone any significant repairs due to an accident, technical issues, or design flaws.
Knowing what kind of significant work has been done on any automobile or UTE is vital because accidents might lead to recurring and protracted problems with the vehicle. We'll also want proof that any repairs made in response to a manufacturer recall to fix a defect with the vehicle were made. It can be more trouble than it's worth if the manufacturer has frequently recalled the model you're considering.
Making us aware of any cosmetic damage?
Before we consider the vehicle, we ask the seller to check whether there is any exterior or inside cosmetic damage. We want to save you time if there is significant exterior or interior cosmetic damage. A tiny dent in the body can indicate a minor collision, while a small stain on the inside might indicate water intrusion.
We find out if the car is still under warranty
Warranty rights belong to the car, not the owner. Therefore, we'll check to see if the manufacturer's warranty is still in effect before we authorise a car. Numerous mechanical repairs will be covered as long as the warranty is still in effect.
If a car's warranty has run out, it's not a major concern, but it's good to know before you buy. The majority of dealerships should be able to inform us of this right away.