What to check when buying a car

What to check when buying a car

Finally, after saving and hustling you have saved enough to buy the car. :) . Best feeling ever. But also stressful. This is a long-term asset and an important decision. You have to make the right choice. Its easy if you are a petrol head or you have been googling your life out checking all those cars and their specs, visiting cars.co.za , visiting bfoward and all your car favorite sites. But if you are not that knowledgeable it becomes a tight situation.


The main things to look out for are Fuel consumption and the cost of repairs, service kits, and parts. Fuel is always the main cost of a car if you know you not driving for luxury it's always good to choose a car with low fuel consumption. You want to get at least 13.5km to 16km per liter. Can be slightly less if it's diesel since it's cheaper.


Cars breakdown and a lot, and accidents happen. It's always good to be prepared. Get a car that has affordable parts and service kits.


Things to look out for when choosing the car :

  • Millage

  • Scratches

  • Gear box

  • Engine (check if it has been opened before)

  • Shocks

  • Suspension in general.

  • Mthelo/Mtero

  • Car book

  • screen cracks

  • Interior

If any of those have problems, make sure you contact a reputable mechanic to advise you.


All the best and drive safe.