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Used cars auction in chicago

buying a used car is something that
almost all of us are going to do at some
point and it can be scary it’s a big
purchase so you’ve got to kind of take
the emotion out of the buying process
and look at the information that’s
available to you there’s lots of
information available from all sorts of
places especially online and you should
look at that but for what it’s worth
here’s what I look for when I’m buying a
used car there are all sorts of things
you can check without even getting
inside and starting the engine does the
mileage ring true with the exterior
condition of the car now if this car had
been flogged up and down the motorway
for tens of thousands of miles the be
telltale signs not least scratches and
Nick’s in the paintwork especially here
on the leading edge of the bonnet also
check the windscreen for little cracks
and scratches now the conditions of the
wheels and the tires is usually a dead
giveaway this one has got a bit of a
curbing mark on it there but that’s not
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don’t kick tires kicking tires tells you
nothing modern tires the constructions
incredibly rigid but when you do go to
buy a used car you will have to take
with you a twenty pence piece because if
you put it in the tread then it will
give you some indication of whether the
tyres illegal three mil is the legal
requirement there should be a bit more
on a car of this edge with the kind of
mileage that this one is supposed to
have when I say supposed to have there
is a startling statistic one in three
used cars has been clocked the mileage
has been one back to increase its resale
value so you need to be careful look at
the wing mirrors they are a dead
giveaway what kind of condition are they
in do they look like they’ve spent many
many many thousands of miles on a
motorway are they covered in scratches
are they faded are they being cluttered
is the glass cracked mirrors always a
good indication here’s another tip for
you most cars are central lock in these
days so you can tell that if there are a
lot of scratches around where the
keyhole is then there’s a car that’s got
problems perhaps with its electrics or
it’s done many many more miles than it’s
supposed to have have and that’s why
there’s been a key
into that lock so many times check the
fuel filler cap as well as it been
forced has it been replaced have the
keys been lost at some point did the
keys all tally together these are all
the sorts of things that you can ask ask
questions ask the previous keeper why
the mileage is so low or why the mileage
is so high and these are all things that
you can do before you even get into that
car or think about starting the engine
right we’ve got the keys let’s have a
look in the boot first thing and parcel
shelf these things are very easily
detachable we all do it you put it aside
you drive off expensive to replace
check the carpet is it dry if it’s not
the boot seal might have failed that
could be an expensive job right let’s
check the spare tire there isn’t one
instead we’ve got one of those emergency
get you home kits check the jack make
sure it works make sure the wheel brace
is actually the right wheel base the
number of cars I’ve got in where
somebody’s just stuck our wheel brace in
the back of the car so make sure it fits
if you’re lucky enough to have alloy
wheels like this car does check that the
lock the key for the lock on the alloy
wheels is there if it isn’t with the car
that can be hundreds of pounds to

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replace right let’s uh see what’s going
on the bonnet for goodness sake when you
put the money on like this don’t start
randomly taking the tops off to check
levels if this car had just been running
you undid this one you get a scolded
hand there’s a warning helpfully I’m
here but dude it the oil law because it
tells you so many things about the car
let’s try this one there we are
so let’s stick it in there and see what
it tells me yeah
all’s good if it’s below the minimum
mark then walk away from the car the
cars been run with the oil level below
the minimum that’s loyal pressure the
moving parts of the engine aren’t going
to the lubrication that need walk away
from it however if when you dip it and
you look at the indicator it’s over the
maximum mark that is a classic sign of a
car that’s using oil and has been
rapidly topped up when they know that
to see it so it’s under the minimum walk
away if it’s over the maximum ask why
right what can we tell from sitting here
about this car without starting the
engine well we want to know don’t we if
the mileage that’s showing is the actual
mileage this car is done there are some
telltale giveaways about how much use
the car is has for instance when you get
into the car you inevitably rub against
the door seal and the bolster of the
seat that’s this bit so check compare
the two look at the bolster on this side
and look at the bolster on the other
side II there’s a dirt or where where
the stitching’s coming undone the cars
probably had a lot of use likewise a
leather covered steering wheel is a
giveaway as well where on the wheel if
the colors a little bit reduced where
you’d put your hands at the ten to two
position like why is the gearstick this
one’s leather covered again if the signs
of where are the stitching’s come and on
it’s probably a high mileage car I would
have given you a tip about whether the
previous owner was a smoker by looking
at the ashtray and the lighter but like
a lot of modern cars this one doesn’t
come with an ashtray what it does come
with door is all of the documentation
that you need the warranty the
maintenance schedule the service record
of the car so you can check when and
where this car has been serviced it
doesn’t matter too much these days
if the handbook isn’t there because you
can download them from the internet what
you can’t download though are the cords
for things like alarms and for the radio
so make sure that you’ve got that
information because if you haven’t if
the battery’s disconnected you can’t
reset the alarm you can’t reset the
stereo and that could cost you hundreds
of pounds so if after those
comprehensive checks you’re still
interested you’ll be wanted to take the
car for a test drive which is another
story but before the test drive you can
be assured that as one of the UK’s
leading retailers of used cars the
co-operative motor group make sure it
does a hundred point check on every use
it sells so that you can be assured the
car you interested in is exactly the car
that you think it is