JAKARTA – Used car can be an option for many people who want to buy a vehicle at a more affordable price.
Buying a used car, consumers can get a vehicle with the same features and specifications as a new car at a lower price.
This makes used cars an attractive alternative for those who want to own a car on a budget.
There are many reasons people sell their cars, including needing money, wanting to buy a new car and the car is no longer good because of a former collision.
You need to know the characteristics of a used car in a collision to avoid unwanted things. Quoted from Auto2000, here are some of the characteristics of a used crash car.
Pay attention to differences in color or paint quality on the car. If there is a marked difference or uneven appearance in some parts of the car, such as body panels or doors.
If you find these marks, it’s a good idea to check the history of the car. It could be that the car just had a body repair after an accident.
2. Uneven body bones
Cars that have been in collisions are generally uneven in the car’s reinforcement. You can see by opening the hood or trunk door, if you see waves then the car has been hit by a collision.
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3. Uneven body panels
Pay attention to any mismatches or imperfections in the car body panels. For example, there are uneven gaps, misaligned panels, or difficulty opening or closing doors.
These conditions may indicate that the car underwent repairs or body panel replacement after the collision.
4. There are traces of welding
Cars used in severe collisions, generally experience broken bodies. One way to fix a broken body is by welding. If you find traces of welding, the car is most likely from an accident.
5. Parts have been replaced
You need to make sure the spare parts installed are original manufacturers. This is because one of the indicators of a used collision car is the number of non-original spare parts installed.
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