How to Buy a Used Car: The Ultimate Guide!

How to Buy a Used Car

How to Buy a Used Car: Buying a car can be a daunting task. A car is the biggest or second-longest purchase for most people. So it is not surprising that caution is advised, especially when it comes to a pre-owned or used car. Since its inception, Top Classifieds Pakistan has wanted to make life easier for customers and help them make informed decisions. In keeping with that tradition, we bring you a step-by-step guide on ‘How to Buy a Used Car’.

Buying a used car is definitely an art rather than a science; there are many factors at play, and there is no right formula. Today we will provide you with some information to keep in mind when buying a used car, so let’s start without further ado.

How to Buy a Used Car

Step 1: Decide Your Budget and Car Models

The first factor to consider is your budget, especially the car you can afford within your budget. With Top Classifieds Pakistan, it’s easy to find out what vehicles you can buy in a certain price range. With just a few clicks, you can create a list of vehicles that you can buy within your current budget.

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Step 2: Do Your Research

Once you’ve made an initial list of vehicles that fit your budget, it’s important to do your research to finalize your options. Don’t just make a decision based on desire or emotion; ask yourself: What features do you want? Can you afford the high maintenance and fuel costs? What about resale and parts availability? Compare the same category of cars you choose. These questions and more should be answered before making a car decision. You can receive feedback from our platforms below:

  • Top Classifieds Pakistan Blog: You can read different car reviews to make a good decision.
  • Social Media Communities: We have a very active Facebook group where people from around Pakistan are discussing vehicles and their issues with each other. You can ask questions there as well.

Step 3: Get the Car Inspected Before Buying

After choosing a vehicle and conducting research, it is highly recommended to have it checked by a trusted mechanic who is specially trained and properly equipped to do this job.

The inspection service checks the mechanical and physical condition of the car at 200+ points and gives you a realistic picture of the car in real time. It’s like an x-ray of a car. If you know about the car, do not hesitate to check it out. Check the sounds coming from the car, especially the sound of the engine, and check the knock of the car to indicate the condition of the car’s engine. Also, check the car body for rust/accidents, body paint, suspension, tires, etc.

If the vehicle is a JDM, you should check the auction page that is on every car imported from Japan. Do not buy a car if the seller does not provide paperwork; there is no vehicle without this sheet. When it comes to verification, it can be done online as well.

The auction sheet is a representation of the car’s condition before it went to the Japanese port, then to the Pakistani port, and finally to the dealer in Pakistan.

Step 4: Take a Test Drive

After choosing a car, it is necessary to test-drive it. This is the best way to make sure there is no mismatch between what you expect and what you get. A complete inspection and test drive will tell you most of the faults in the car, but after you drive the car for 3-5 miles, you can ask yourself if that’s what you expect. Many people change their decision after a test drive because the car is not what they want!

Step 5: Check the Documents

This is the most important step in this guide on ‘How to Buy a Used Car’. Double-check the chassis number and the number on the document, and if there is a discrepancy, stop tracking the vehicle immediately. Also, check if you have a copy of the car’s books or files, as it affects the value of the car and often leads to fraud. Also, check the GD (cargo declaration), BL (bill of lading), and export certificate.

Step 6: Payment Method

If everything goes as planned, you should be at this step. However, caution should be exercised here as well: cash should be avoided at all costs. Get a money order on his behalf and pay the owner. Must have proof of transaction and money order. It is recommended that these transactions be made through your bank. Sign the sales receipt and delivery note. Keep this in a safe place.

Step 7: Transfer the Vehicle Under Your Name

Even if the car is in your garage, the process is not complete. You must register the vehicle in your own name because it is illegal to drive on an open road.

Step 8: Change Engine Oil, Air Filter, and Tyre 

The last step in the ‘How to Buy a Used Car’ guide. After buying a car, change the engine oil, air filter, and tires if necessary. Visit the nearest auto store for high-quality automotive products and services.

We hope you have great experience and knowledge on ‘How to Buy a Used Car’. If you have any suggestions on the above, please share them with us in the comments section below.

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