Things To Check For Before Buying A Used Car

As a car owner, you know the importance of ensuring that your vehicle is in good driving condition. It’s important to become knowledgeable about the different things to look for before deciding to buy a used car.

Buying a Used Car in Singapore

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It’s important to learn how to identify a well-used car dealer and what they should be willing to do for you before you start looking at or purchasing a used vehicle from them – or anyone else.


  • The license to sell used cars: Always ask for a license from your used car dealer as it will ensure that your purchase is legal and proper.
  • Take reviews from former clients: Check online about the car dealer’s information and past reviews by former clients who are willing to speak about their experience with the vendor.
  • Know about warranty: Ask if they give warranties, such as a no-cost warranty on vehicles they sell, or a 3 month or 6-month warranty on all their used cars. What if something goes wrong with your vehicle in the next month or six months? This is something that should be covered by their warranty. Know what is included in the warranty and for how long. Also, check how much does it cost to register a car and how long will it take
  • Make sure there are no dents: There should be no paint chips or dents on the exterior, so they would not be expensive to repair. Make sure that all plastic trim and molding is in good shape.
  • Check their credibility-


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Things to look out for:

  1. How long have they been in this business?
  2. How many cars per year do they sell, where and what is the procedure that they follow after you decide to buy a car from them?
  3. Where is their showroom address and what is their office contact so you can contact them if there is a problem with the car after the sale.
  • Buy from an experienced dealer: An experienced used car dealer in Singapore will most likely have some type of system for making sure that their customers aren’t getting misled by their salesmen. This can include things like an inspection sticker, or even an internet portal for you to view the used car you are interested in buying and for the dealer to have access to a list of previous owners and previous maintenance records on the car.
  • Ask about repair costs: Also ask the used car dealer how much they will charge to repair a problem that you get, such as replacing the alternator, timing belt, or even replacing a battery before it becomes an issue.
  • Get a thorough inspection from your mechanic- When you first search for a used car online, take the vehicle to your trusted mechanic for a thorough inspection before proceed with the purchase. Then you can already know what needs to be fixed before you spend any money on a vehicle that could be hiding something that you would not want to find out later after buying it.
  • Ask about maintenance- See if they offer free oil changes and tire rotations on vehicles they sell, or if they offer maintenance discounts with local garages and mechanics.


  • Know if there is any extended warranty- Some used car dealers in Singapore provide extended warranty for their clients. Ask your car dealer if they provide it, if they do, how much is it and what does it cover.
  • How much does the car cost?: The first thing that you need to do is figure out how much money you have available for your purchase. You will probably want to save as much as possible, so it’s best to start looking at the least expensive models and work your way up.
  • Does the seller offer financing options?: If the seller doesn’t offer any kind of financing, then you may not be able to afford the car. This means you’ll either have to pay cash or look into private lenders.
  • Is there anything wrong with the car?: There could be something wrong with the engine, transmission, brakes, etc. Make sure that everything works properly before making an offer on the car.
  • Can you test drive the car?: You should always try to test drive the car before buying it. It’s easy to fall in love with a specific model when you see it in person, but you never know until you’ve driven it yourself.
  • Transportation service: Some car dealer send the car to their customers for free which others may charge extra for the service. So make sure you check with your car dealer if they do provide such service.

Wrapping Up

Used cars are often cheaper than new ones, but they come with their own set of risks. Before you buy a used car, make sure to check out these important points. Check out our latest pre-own cars here.

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