The process of buying a used car starts by understanding your needs, like the purpose of buying the car. Whether you want to buy a used sports car, just to have fun on weekends or you want to buy a big sports utility vehicle to go on holidays with your family. These are some very important things that you should always keep in mind before buying a used or a new car.
You should always consider the environment in which you drive. For example if you drive mostly on the highways, then you need a sedan since it will be more suitable and secure on the fast interstates. On the other hand if you commute daily through heavy traffic than a supermini will be a much better choice for you.
Another very important thing to keep in mind while searching for a used car is your budget, it includes price of the car and also its regular running and servicing cost.
If you find a model that you like, take your own mechanic with you to examine the car thoroughly. Mechanic will check the exterior as well as interior of the car. Some things that you can check yourself are condition of tyres, rusting in the vehicle and cooling efficiency of the air conditioner.
Now its time to test drive the car. If you drive mostly in the highways then test drive the car in the highway and if you drive daily in heavy traffic then drive the car in the similar condition. This will help you in determining the best car for you.
Always read the VHR (vehicle history report) carefully before buying the car to get important information like accidents and theft. It will be much better if you buy from authorized used car dealer. Before signing the deal, read papers carefully to protect you from any eventuality in the future.