Buying a used car is pretty easy if you know what to look for and what to avoid!
Get it wrong and it could be your worst nightmare!!!
When buying a used car there is only one person that has your best interest at heart and that is you.
A car salesman just wants to sell and get his commission.
He doesn't care if the car is a lemon....and the sad fact is that he may not even really know if it is a good car or not.
And private sales are even worse because you really have no recourse if the car turns out to be a piece of junk....at least with a dealer you might have some legal recourse (you have to read the fine print).
It would be great if everyone knew everything about vehicles...that would mean the scammers wouldn't be able to sell the junk cars that get pawned off as good, reliable cars.
Unfortunately most of us know very little about the mechanics of a car or truck other than it looks nice and the motor sounds good.
But that all changes for you today.
How To Buy and Maintain a Used Car is going to give you guidelines and check points to give you a better advantage when buying a used car so that hopefully you will spot a lemon and make the correct decision not to purchase it.
Look - most car lots and dealerships have a detailing person working for them.
A detailer's job is to go over the car and make it look its absolute best. They vacuum, shampoo, wash, wax, polish and shine, and deodorize. They cover up faded plastics with products that make them look almost like new. When the detailing person is done the car looks great.
Dealers and private sellers - they know first impressions count, and, if it looks beautiful and shiny it is going to catch your eye and give you the impression that it is going to be a great car.
The fact is that car may just be a horrid nightmare due to the things you can't see.
Car dealers are usually masters at covering up problems with cars and some dishonest private sellers will tell bold-faced lies right to your face.
Now you can have a decidedly better advantage of buying a used car.
Inside How To Buy and Maintain a Used Car you will learn:
How to determine the "exact" condition of any car by using a "step-by-step" checklist....Page 69
What type of car would be the most practical to look for....Page 3
Don't waste time - how to perform a "quick check" to see if the car is worth persuing so you don't waste time....Page 5
Your life depends on it - what you need to know about tires....Page 47
A simple test to see if an engine is secured within the body of a car, without getting dirty....Page 29
A simple test (without using any tools) to see if windows are "worn out", and ready to cost you money if you buy this car!....Page 11
What a mechanic can check in case you are unable or unsure using Mechanics Checklist....Page 81
How "negotiation" can actually be fun! Especially if you are "well prepared"....Page 57
How to keep the car you are buying, running properly for years to come....Page 36
How to "waterproof" your ignition system so you avoid getting stuck in the rain....Page 45
How to easily test to see if the brakes are working properly....Page 32
Why "warming up" your engine before driving, is actually harmful....Page 44
What to do about that pesky "check engine light"....Page 19
And much, much more.
That is just a small sampling of what you will learn and what to watch for when you are looking at buying a used car.
Don't leave buying your used car to just a guess that it is good because it is shiny and sounds good .... go in armed with information to help you make a better decision. And the bonus is that if you run into a slippery seller that person may just realize you know a bit about cars and will be more honest with you about the potential problems that may exist with the vehicle.
To help you out and to make sure you don't overlook items covered in How To Buy and Maintain a Used Car the author has included a check list that you can print out and take with you.
And THAT'S not all.....
You have just made a sizeable investment in buying a used car.
Without proper maintenance your new used car may soon end up costing a lot of money in repairs that could have been prevented if you just had known what to do to take care of it.
Remember - Brad has had 30 years of experience in maintaining vehicles and he wants your experience with your new used car to be a long and happy one.
To help you out Brad has included a section in the How To Buy and Maintain a Used Car book on what and how to maintain your new used car so that you can get maximum life and enjoyment from it.
Do you take a chance on throwing your money away on a bad used car and being one unhappy car owner?
Do you arm yourself with knowledge and a check list to try and help in purchasing the great car you are wanting?
How To Buy and Maintain a Used Car can be downloaded in pdf format after your order is completed
A spray can of WD-40 is a handy thing to carry in your car. It is not common knowledge, but the “WD” stands for “Water Displacement”, and the liquid inside the spray can does exactly that.
You can spray the inside of your distributor cap with WD-40, and any moisture inside will immediately disappear. If you also spray your spark plug cables as well as the outside of the distributor cap, you should be able to immediately re-start your engine, and you can be on your way.
It is simpler to just use a cooking bag to cover your distributor cap, though.
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