Save Time and Money With Proper Vehicle Inspections

January 20th, 2015

Buying a used vehicle can be a challenging and sometimes stressful task. Make sure to follow the following advice to make your used car shopping experience a stress free one. Even before you sit down in the vehicle there are some things to check. Make sure all of the tires are inflated and check for excessive wear. Tires are one, if not the most important part on your vehicle. A bad tire can affect a vehicles driving performance dramatically and put you in serious danger. Also make sure to check the safety features such as headlights, seat belts, horn and windshield wipers.

When you are in the market for a new vehicle, whether you are buying through a dealer or a private party sale you should understand what to look for. First off it is essential that you personally test drive the car. While driving you should listen carefully to the engine and try to spot any abnormalities. In addition take note of the handling of the car, if something seems wrong then it probably is.

If you are test driving a car with a dealer their requirements might be stricter. Make sure to bring a valid driver’s license, an additional form of identification and insurance provider information. When behind the wheel of a test drive make sure to give yourself at least twenty minutes of driving time. It is critical to get a solid feel of the cars performance before making a decision.

Once you return to your original location and the engine has had time to circulate its fluids, take a look under the hood. Check to see if there are any noticeable leaks or smoke coming from the exhaust pipe. Also take note of any excessive build up of grime on or around the engine and ask the seller about this.

After you have successfully made your vehicle purchase it is important to have your vehicle inspected. In the State of New Hampshire all registered vehicles are required to be inspected at state inspection stations. These stations consist of a variety of garages and dealerships that have been approved by the state to inspect. Vehicles will have to meet a certain criteria, set by the state in order to pass and be deemed roadworthy. In addition in New Hampshire  vehicle inspections check vehicle registration, registration plates and the vehicle identification number. So the next time you’re searching for a used vehicle, make sure to conduct a rigorous inspection before your purchase and have a professional do an inspection afterwards.

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