t is important to make sure that you can check in advance so that you will not regret when you make a big purchase.
If you're thinking of buying a used car, there are a few things you should check carefully not only for the basic specs, but also for the interior and interior.
What should I be careful about?
Check the condition of the interior
The first thing to check in the interior condition is the condition of the seat. The main check items for the condition of the seat are whether it is clean and has good cushioning.
The dirt on the seat is not easy to remove. If there are burnt marks such as cigarettes, check them carefully as they will not be clean. In addition, check for stains, tears, or damage.
When you actually buy a car and start using it, most of the users are in the car. Therefore, it is important to check the condition of the interior and the cushions. Since you sometimes sit in a car seat for a long time, sitting comfort is important, so it is a good idea to actually sit down and check the shape and hardness of the seat.
Also, don't forget to check the trunk room. The trunk room is a place where things are taken in and out, so it is a place that is easily scratched. It's still better if it's just scratches, but sometimes it's rusted from the scratched part, or mold has grown inside the trunk room. The bottom of the trunk room can be turned over, so be sure to check the back side, which cannot be seen from the front side alone.
The tools originally installed in the car are also basically stored under the carpet in the trunk room. Make sure you have the complete set. If you buy tools later, you will have to pay a certain amount of money.
Check the smell in the car
The important thing to check when buying a used car is the smell. Nowadays, you can buy a car via the internet. There are pictures of the car in detail on the homepage, but you need to be careful because the smell cannot be confirmed online. Before you finally buy a used car, try to check the actual car at the dealer as much as possible, but at that time, be sure to check the smell inside the car.
Especially if the previous owner was a smoker, the odor may remain quite annoying to non-smokers. Many used car dealers also give you information about whether the previous owner smoked, so check the information with your own nose. On the other hand, there are cases where the smell is not so noticeable even in the car that the previous owner smoked.
Also, if the previous owner has a pet etc. and put it in the car, a peculiar smell may remain. I don't think the dealers have provided much information about whether or not they had pets. Therefore, if you are concerned about the smell, it is a good idea to ask properly.
Another thing to remember when checking the odor inside the car is the odor of the air conditioner. It's easy to forget to check the air conditioner depending on when you buy the car, but in the summer and winter, you almost always use the air conditioner in the car. Make sure that there is no odor coming out of the air conditioner.
Smell checking is especially important as it is an invisible area. If you have any concerns, talk with your dealer before making a purchase. They may clean the inside of the car, including the inside of the air conditioner, for free, or they may offer some discounts. On the other hand, we are discounting to the minimum, so we can not do anything more, and we may be asked to handle it by ourselves after purchase. Therefore, let's confirm it properly before proceeding with the story.
Don't forget to check the electrical equipment
Finally, one of the interior check items that should not be forgotten when choosing a used car is checking the operation of electronic devices. There are many electronic devices in the car. Car navigation systems and air conditioners come to mind immediately. At the same time as checking the odor of the air conditioner, check whether the air conditioner works properly.
Check the operation of power windows, electric seats, and roof windows, if any. Cars these days have become more convenient, and various places are powered by electricity. On the other hand, if it breaks down, the repair cost will be high. So, let's move all the parts that can be moved by electricity once. If the behavior is suspicious or malfunctions, ask your dealer immediately to see if they can be repaired for free.
Choosing a used car can be fun, but there are many things to keep in mind. If you have a car that you like, and you find one that looks and runs very well, you'll want to buy it right away, but it's very important to remember to check the interior.