Online shopping is on the up in Bangladesh- and that includes big objects such as cars. For many people in the country car has become a necessity. And the number of cars being used in the country, especially big cities like Dhaka, Chittagong have gone through the roof . Anyways, let’s crack on with old cars and give you some practical tips and tricks to avoid the nasty surprise

Test drive the car:

 You need to spend some time behind the wheel of the car you are thinking of buying. This allows you to have an idea of how the car responds to you as a driver. Ask that the test drive include the highway, a side street, and areas where cornering or turning will be necessary

Get the car inspected thoroughly

Get the car full inspected by a  mechanic you trust  before the purchase is made. This does mean that both the known and unknown problems to the seller show up in the test.

Check if the engine number and chassis no. match the number in the registration papers before you buy second hand car

Tax

Make sure that the tax document is up to date with all the payments . Check for the date of payment and verify if there are any dues.

Insurance:

Make sure insurance payments are up to date otherwise it could become your liability.

Check all the other options:

-Check for all the keys in working condition- Sometimes the second key battery may have run out

-Try using emergency brakes- this will help to see if there is any problems with the brakes.

Check for if all the indicators are in working conditions.

Put the air con on and leave it on for sometimes until it blows cool air.

Check for all the paper works- you do not want to be stuck with a stolen car. 

Finally,  before buying an Old Car have someone with you a family member or a friend  if possible when you go to view the car.

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