When you think about it, buying a second-hand car in Bulgaria is economical than buying a new one. You have to be wary though because not all second-hand cars are in good condition. However, it takes a good eye to decide which is the right one. You have to know that the reliability of second-hand cars depends on many things like the engineering standards, mileage, previous owner’s maintenance habits and many more.
мπορούν να σας βοηθήσουν να πάρετε ένα αυτοκίνητο but before buying, here are the things that you need to evaluate before you take that leap:
Check the mileage
Remember that the higher the mileage, it means the more parts need replacing. Generally, parts wear out around 60,000-70,000 kilometer mark. The good news is that some parts like fuel filters and brake pads are relatively inexpensive but sometimes it can lead to bigger replacements like new A/C compressor, radiator, and even transmission overhaul. Knowing this, you have to check the mileage of the car before considering it.
Do not delay replacement
You can choose to be thrifty by delaying replacement of worn parts but you have to know that at the end of the day, it will cost you more. For example, if you need to replace your cooling, you have to act right away because delaying will create a domino effect, which is not a good thing.
Create a budget
When buying a used car at Bulgaria you have to create two budgets – one for the upfront payment of the car and the other for making it roadworthy. This is to make sure that after buying, you still have the budget for few repairs thereby not delaying it.
Do your research
Whenever you are buying something valuable, you do not just indulge and see what it can do after. Of course, the first thing to do is conduct your research. If you are eyeing a particular model and brand, you research the brand’s reputation and the car’s roadworthiness.
Inspect the car thoroughly
Inspect the car with ample light to see the paint quality. Look for sports that do not match the other panels – this is a clue that it has been scratched or bent. This is just minor issue but it can still affect your buying decision. If you want to check if the car was involved in a collision, check the engine bay and check for signs of filler. Do not forget to check the interior. Tug the seatbelts to check if they are still working. You should also try out the seats if you are comfortable. Remember to check the instrument panel if the lights and gauges are working. The A/C should be set from lowest to highest so you will know if it is working. The wipers and windshield washer should also work.
Examine the tires
The tires should match. Tires say a lot about the owner. If the owner is too cheap to buy matching tires, it says a lot about how he conduct repair and maintenance.
Through these tips, мπορούν να σας βοηθήσουν να πάρετε ένα αυτοκίνητο. Do not forget to test drive the vehicle to be sure.