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Car Buying Tips

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BUYING your Dream car comes with a price, and lot of thought process are usually in place for months, before one comes to finalizing a CAR.
Keralaonroad.com is the place where your fingertips move you towards your dream car!
We can go through some great tips that can be useful for the buyer to make his selection successful!

It is always good to know “From whom you are buying your car”, is the car a re certified one! And lot more information.

Decisions Short listing : To make the short listing easier the buyer could consider

  • Budget

  • The first thing you should take into consideration in buying decision is the budget. You should be able to be flexible with your budget by a few thousands.

  • Requirements

  • After fixing the budget, it is important to know what type of car you are looking for and what are the basic needs that you want the car should have.
    Basically buyers decision will depend on the practicality, reliability, cost of ownership and family opinion.

  • Fuel economy

  • Especially in India this is one of the most important aspect while buying a car, In our opinion a buyer should decide the fuel type according to his/her average monthly running. Fuel efficiency of the car will depend on the driving habits, driving conditions and maintenance.

    Buying Method
  • Searching over the internet on Keralaonoad.com is one of the most effective ways to find the car of your choice.

  • A massive filter option is available for you to find your car with most possible authentic information about the car and who owns it is available on site.

  • USE this filter to find your possible car choices to shortlist your priorities.

  • Register yourself in to keralaonroad.com to avail this information (owner contact details).

  • Short listing
  • You have to shortlist at least 5-6 cars of you requirement, only then you can choose the perfect one for you.

  • Try to gather information and read as many reviews as possible on the car of your choice. You can also use Keralaonroad.com to read the review of car of your choice in detail. Never make a choice by seeing the images only of the cars. USE the contact details available on site and try to see all the cars in real.

  • History
    Looking the history of the cars is very important like
  • Odometer reading is one of the aspects of how long the Car is in use

  • Service history will tell you the condition of the car. If the car has been company serviced the service book will support it.

  • Prefer to choose a single ownership vehicle and try to avoid vehicle which has 2 or more owners as different drivers result in the low performance and fuel efficiency.

  • Verify the documents of the car for ownership, re-registered vehicles, and any accidents history.

  • One way of ensuring there is no major accident history is to verify insurance history for any claims used.

  • Physical Evaluation
    Car should be checked thoroughly inside out
  • Make sure that the vehicle is parked in well lit and level ground.

  • Carefully check the paint job of the car, look for any dent rest spots or scratches, Run your finger along the edges of the joints between the panels.

  • Check the trunk of the car make sure that there are no leaks which leads to rust, Wear inside the trunk shows the rough usage to the car.

  • Check tires, uneven tyre wear shows the bad alignment may be result of worn steering /suspension components.

  • Never buy a frame damaged car. Check for the welds inside the door jambs (result of a crash).

  • Open the hood look thoroughly, check for coolant leaks because it will result in changing the radiator. Check for oil burn smell .Check under the body for any leaks in engine and transmission. Check for the engine oil level, if the oil level is low or thick both will create problems. Check for any performance modification this could means that car is used for racing or abused.

  • Start the engine, difficulty in staring could be of battery .Look for any blue smoke means worn out engine.

  • Test drive
  • If you are satisfied with car of your choice then drive the vehicle, never choose a smooth road, potholes and uneven roads will show the true condition of the car. Any squeals, pulling to side from the suspension could results in suspension repair.Also try doing a bounce test, just push the front of the vehicle and also from the back if the car bounces 2-3 times even after release.

  • If you got the car of your choice from Keralaonroad.com then we can assist with the test drive by arranging the car at your convenience (place and time).

  • Final step
  • After evaluating the condition and performance of the car, negotiate and finalize the deal.

  • Once again check the documents and do all the legal formalities before making the full payment.

  • Transfer the ownership if possible at or before the time of making the full payment.

  • Keralaonroad.com wishes you Happy Driving. Always wear Seat Belt while driving. Drive Safe.

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