Type of vehicles that should not be purchased
There are models and types of used cars that absolutely should not be bought, because there are many potential risks that can easily cause buyers to fall into the situation of ”losing money”.
Compared to buying a new car, buying a used car brings many economic benefits, but there are also many potential risks. This is the reason why so many people wonder whether to buy a used car or not.
1.Car running service, taxi ”reimbursed”
According to the methods of calculating the value of old cars, cars that were used to run services such as taxis, Grab, contract cars, self-driving car rentals, etc., are usually 10%–40% cheaper when for sale than home cars.
Service vehicles in general often have a very high frequency of use, not only twice but maybe three or four times that of home cars. On the other hand, service cars are rarely invested in care and maintenance. Therefore, it will degrade faster than a house car, especially in the engine, transmission, air conditioning system, braking system, etc.
Many people who have experience in buying and selling used cars share that, before liquidating the ”return taxi”, the seller will take the car to be refurbished, even ”the butt of the car”, to look new and more eye-catching. Vehicles can also be taped to let buyers believe that the car is not used too much. But the fact is that the rig inside is highly likely to have ”disintegrated”. Therefore, when buying a used car, you should check the car carefully to avoid buying a Grab car or a refunded taxi.
The vehicle was hit by water damage and flooded.
Old cars that have been hit by water damage and flooded are one of the ”taboo” old cars when buying. With old cars that have been flooded, water can enter the interior and affect many interior details, especially the electrical system in the car.
A car that is hit by water is a car that is flooded with water into the air intake of the engine, causing the engine to stall. If the driver intentionally restarts the engine, the water can be sucked deeper, causing serious damage to the engine. Even if it is fixed, the car can operate normally again, but the stability and durability of the engine will no longer be the same.
My car was involved in an accident.
This is one of those used cars that shouldn’t be bought. In the opinion of many people, it is not advisable to buy a used car that has been in an accident because of bad luck. But according to experts, the more important reasons are safety and use value. Because the car has been in an accident, no matter how serious it is, it must be repaired. This will have a certain effect on the life of the vehicle.