In vehicles older than 10 years corrosion is a factor to consider. In these cars, the rubbers of the frames of the doors, trunk and glass begin to crack, allowing the passage of water and lodging inside the body. Check the bottom of the stirrups and door poles, under the carpet in the trunk, and that the areas near the engine drain do not show any oxidation points. Normally if the drain is covered, the liquid will seep into the cabin, from the area closest to the pedals. The changes of tonality in the carpet in this area, or the hardening of it,
The mechanical revision should never be missing ;
But even without being experts we can detect problems in the following way. When you start a car in the morning, it will issue steam through the exhaust in a normal way; however, the gases from the exhaust when the car is already hot are not a good sign. The white smoke when the car is hot, and running, we indicate that it is necessary to change seals and packaging or until the replacement of the rings of the engine. The black smoke is indicative that the vehicle is badly burning gasoline due to lack of tuning, or by sensors and clogged injectors, while the blue smoke , the worst of all, indicates that the engine must be lowered to rectify it.
Look under the vehicle
if it drips any type of fluid, water, antifreeze or oil, requires a major overhaul, there may be broken hoses, leaking containers or tanks that will undoubtedly require immediate mechanical attention.
In standard transmission cars it is essential that when accelerating it does not settle, otherwise it may require tuning or even change of sensors (only the mechanic in the workshop can give the exact diagnosis). In automatic cars it is advisable to start the vehicle, wait for it to warm up a bit and turn on the fan, this so that the gearbox is also hot and can verify that it does not hit, buzz or kick when passing a vehicle. speed to another.
Decide if you want to buy a new or used car New car?
If you want to buy a new car it is important that you ask yourself the reasons why you prefer it like this: maybe because you know it will be in perfect condition and you will have a guarantee, or because you want your car to last for many years. Your reasons are valid; however, follow the following recommendations:
- Compare different prices between different brands, models and dealerships
- Be aware that as soon as your car leaves the agency it will devalue around 20% to 30%
- Look for comments from other drivers regarding the model and brand of the car that interests you
Used or pre-owned car?
If you opt for a used car in apex a because your budget is smaller, or because you only use it for a short period of time, we recommend you to search with private sellers through websites, prestigious second-hand stores, in the classified section of the newspapers or in the section of pre-owned cars of the automotive agencies. It is recommended that the car you buy be between 2 and 5 years old.