How to Buy a Used Car

    1. Selecting the right car
      Before you decide on a hatchback, sedan or SUV, it’s essential to determine how you plan on using the car. Researching features and specifications that suit your needs will make it easier to identify the right make and model of vehicle for your budget. Without taking these steps, purchasing a car without considering your own needs can be easy. Ultimately, this may lead to buying a car that does not fit with your lifestyle or wallet.
    2. Explore used car providers
      Today, with the advent of the internet, buyers no longer need to rely on traditional newspaper classifieds or neighborhood used car dealers for a dependable vehicle. There are many alternatives to search for a quality used car at an affordable price. Some examples include private sellers found on web classifieds like OLX and CarTrade, as well as managed online marketplaces such as SCARS. Additionally, large auto companies have their own used car dealerships offering reliable vehicles; some examples are Maruti TrueValue and Mahindra FirstChoice.
    3. Inspect the Vehicle
      To evaluate a potential car purchase, contacting the dealership or owner is the first step. An inspection can be conducted on-site or at your own home with outlets that specialize in test drives. It is important to thoroughly inspect all parts of the exterior and interior for any signs of wear and tear, like battery damage, oil leaks, and more. Make sure to turn on the car engine and check for smoke from exhaust pipes and other damage. Additionally, making sure all electrical components are working properly – lights, wipers, horn etc. – is highly recommended; if you are unsure of what to look out for it may be helpful to have a knowledgeable friend or mechanic available to aid you in this process.
    4. Test Drive the Car
      Before making a decision to purchase the vehicle, it is essential to conduct a test drive. Observe how the clutch operates and note any sound that could suggest an issue with the car. One should also assess steering wheel alignment and check if it pulls towards one direction. For added safety, it’s advisable to take the car on a hill in order to measure the effectiveness of its air conditioner.
    5. Check the Documentation
      Before committing to the purchase of a vehicle, it’s important to vet the car and its documentation. Start by making sure that the registration certificate matches up with the chassis number of the car. Then, move on to verifying validity for insurance documents and double checking for any No Claim Bonuses issued through the provider – this indicates that no accidents have occurred in connection with the vehicle. Lastly, refer to service book records and maintain eligibility requirements set by RTOs during submission of queries related to prior accidental history. Ensuring these steps are carried out properly can save you time and money down the road!
    6. Confirm Payment options
      Please verify the payment process and any available financing options for purchasing a car. Many certified vehicles come with various loan facilities through the seller’s finance partners, such as SCARS when buying used cars.
    7. Transfer Ownership through RTO
      To register your vehicle to a different RTO, you must submit the original RC along with Form Number 35 and the NOC. Also, don’t forget to include Forms No. 29 and 30 when submitting the documents to the RTO. Make sure to visit your local RTO and check which paperwork is required prior to making the final payment.