There are different methods that individuals use when buying a used car in Canada. Some are more trusting than others. Then there are those shoppers who really take their time to shop around for a used car then they do their due diligence when they find one of interest.
Don’t Focus on Just the Price
All too often the main focus when buying a used vehicle is on the price. Of course, this is important but just because a vehicle is being sold cheap doesn’t mean it’s a good deal. The exterior of the car may look like it is in mint condition but if the motor has outlived its usefulness then you are not getting a good deal. A sick car can sound good momentarily. You really need to take it for a test drive, but you also go even further than this.
Have The Vehicle Independently Inspected
The seller may tell you that they have had the vehicle inspected buy they may not say that this was done by someone that was qualified to do so. If they are being truly honest about the vehicle’s condition they shouldn’t have any issues with you wanting to have it inspected by a mechanic of your choice. They may not be willing to pay for this but you should still have to option to do so at your expense.
Do Your Homework
Check out what similar cars are selling for. This will give you an idea of the price range. Also, you can check out the Canadian red book. This is Canada’s version of the Kelly blue book. Keep in mind that in Canada those who are selling a used vehicle privately must provide you with a used vehicle information package. This will contain some pertinent information about the history of the vehicle.