Now that we have taken you through so many of the major steps in a purchase of your next used Ford Car in Collinsville near Belleville, it is time to wrap up the test drive by discussing what to check under the hood of your next used Ford car near Belleville before you decide it is the one to purchase. “Pop the hood. You don’t have to know a lot about cars to see if something looks wrong. If something is leaking, steaming or covered in oil, it’s time to ask questions.”
Also, don’t forget to check the following regarding your prospective used Ford car, trucks or SUV in Collinsville: Does the air-conditioning blow cold? Do headlights, brake lights and turn indicators work? Test them to be sure. Once you have wrapped up the test drive and checked of the above things as well as the extensive list we published in the last post, you will want to ask the Used Ford Dealership or private seller if you can see the preowned Ford car’s service records. This will let you know if the scheduled maintenance was done on time and also confirm that the previous owner took proper care of the used Ford car while in their possession.
Regardless of the above, it is still smart to have the used Ford Car inspected by a third party. “If you like the car, consider having it inspected by a mechanic before you buy it. If you don’t have a mechanic, Google and Yelp are good places to read local shops’ reviews. A pre-purchase inspection costs about $100 and can alert you to problems you may not find yourself. It’s a smart investment.” Most Used Ford Dealership in Collinsville will have no problem allowing you to take the car in which you are interested off the lot long enough for an outside mechanic to inspect the vehicle. It that is a problem, then you need to evaluate whether or not you want to take your chances in the used Ford purchase at all.