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5 Things to Check Before Buying Used Cars in India

The used car industry in India is currently booming, with more and more people recognizing the indisputable benefits of investing in a second-hand vehicle. However, many still hold that hesitation for different reasons. Opting for brand new vehicles is often more of a status symbol than anything.

Still, many also take a hard pass on buying used cars in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, etc., due to uncertainty regarding the car’s condition as well as the fear of ambiguity from the seller’s end. Without the proper knowledge, it is impossible for one to thoroughly inspect used vehicles, which leaves them vulnerable to the very thing they’re afraid of - getting scammed.


Luckily, this is a very easy problem to solve, and all you have to do is place your trust in certified car dealers like Spinny. Along with this, here are five things you can check before buying used cars in Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, and other cities in India to ensure you’re getting the right deal:

  1. Vehicle History: First and foremost, find out everything you can about the car you're interested in. Dealers usually have plenty of knowledge to offer you in that regard so find out how many owners it has had before, the model year, the number of miles it has run, etc. You can also do your research by running the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and finding out whether the car has previously been in any accidents.

  2. Under The Hood: Don’t hesitate in asking your executive to lift up the hood and inspect it thoroughly. You need to look carefully, and if you find any leaks, corrosions, cracked belts, or hoses, it is a deal-breaker as you’re going to have to spend quite a bit repairing it, so changing your choice altogether is the better alternative.

  3. Interiors: Get in the car and take your time figuring out if the condition seems ideal to you. Check if the seats are comfortable, the upholstery, the wheel, and the system’s condition. Look out for tears, stains, damaged leather, interior electronics like the radio and other buttons. If all seems well, you’re good to go.

  4. Documents: A used car brings with it a variety of documents like registration certificate, servicing records, road tax receipt, original purchase invoice, pollution certificate, and more. Ask for the original papers and ensure the transfer. Also, check for the car insurance and get it transferred to your name without fail.

  5. Test Drive: You can never tell a car's condition better than when it's in motion, so don’t forget to take it out for a test drive. Pay attention to the control of the car, acceleration, suspension, brakes, and how smooth the functions are. It will tell you about the vehicle’s condition.

Keeping in mind these points, you can rest assured you’ll buy the best-used cars in Hyderabad, Kolkata, or anywhere else in India. Certified dealers like Spinny ensure 100% transparency with their customers, so looking at the vehicles they offer might give you just what you need. So, start looking right away!