If everything goes well here, it’s time to roll with the car. Ask the owner to drive it first: this way you can see if it is very rough, if you do not use the change well, if you hurry the marches too much…
When your turn comes, it will be easier to notice mechanical problems if you are careful behind the wheel. Get on the road and put on the longest gear, accelerate smoothly from 1,200 rpm and check if the car gains speed constantly. If it gives small jerks, there may be a failure in the management of the engine.
Go down a couple of gears and revolutionize the propeller, looking for strange noises in the upper zone of the regime.
In an esplanade, turn the direction to stop, put first and start spinning. Repeat the same to the other side. The gears should enter smoothly and without “scratching”.
The tires should have regular wear throughout the tread.
Check that when braking gently the car does not tend to go to one side or another. If you do so and the tire pressure is correct, you may have a problem with the braking distributor or some jammed brake caliper.
If you do not find anything strange with these checks, it is most likely that you are in front of your next car. Adjust the price and go ahead to used cars for sale in Raleigh.
Check that the car is not out of square. When these are different, it is unequivocal proof that the car has a repaired blow, which possibly unbalanced (even if only a little) the soul and was straightened out. Also do not forget to check under the fenders and verify that there are no wrinkles in the frames, the points of attachment of the shock absorbers and the suspension.
In vehicles older than 10 years corrosion is a factor to consider. In these cars, the rubbers of the frames of the doors, trunk and glass begin to crack, allowing the passage of water and lodging inside the body. Check the bottom of the stirrups and door poles, under the carpet in the trunk, and that the areas near the engine drain do not show any oxidation points. Normally if the drain is covered, the liquid will seep into the cabin, from the area closest to the pedals. The changes of tonality in the carpet in this area, or the hardening of it, can reveal this problem.