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2 Top Tips for Buying a Pre Owned Nissan Car

2 Top Tips for Buying a Pre Owned Nissan Car
July 17, 2017 Maddington Nissan

2 Top Tips for Buying a Pre Owned Nissan Car

Firstly, this may be controversial for some readers, but you need to disregard private sellers entirely. There are no protections in place if anything goes wrong, less choice and no comebacks. A dealership will be more expensive because they have overheads to consider, but there are cooling off periods and legal protections in place that favour the buyer. Another advantage is that you can trade in your existing vehicle and eliminate the need to sell privately.

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The first thing you need is the appropriate paperwork and buying without this is a terrible mistake. Next, carry out some physical checks on the car, start with the interior and look for tears, rips and smoke damage. If the car is clean and tidy inside, it’s a good indicator that the car has been well looked after.

You may not be a mechanic, but you can tell a lot from a look under the bonnet. There shouldn’t be any obvious leaks, the engine bay should be tidy and the engine block clean. Check out the tyres, the wear on the tread should be even, excessive wear on a tyre shoulder could indicate a wheel alignment problem or an unresolved suspension issue.

The exterior bodywork will ideally be free of scrapes and dents that could be expensive to repair and let corrosion in. When you take the vehicle out for a test drive, listen out for strange sounds from the engine bay or vibrations when changing gears and turning the steering wheel. If anything seems out of place, walk away, there are plenty of other cars to look at.

If they are looking for pre owned cars, Perth drivers should contact us here at Maddington Nissan. We have a large selection of Nissan pre owned cars and all the latest new models available for sale. We would like you to join us for a no obligation test drive, and you can try out the Nissan driving experience for yourself. Additionally, if you need financing for your purchase, our rates are very competitive, and the repayments can be tailored to your circumstances. Members of our sales team are standing by to give you more information on our pre owned Nissan cars and to answer any other questions you may have.