This is a guest post from Diff Lapping Qld, with over 30 years experience in the differential and manual gearbox industry.
Deciding to buy a used car over a new car will save you money at the outset, but it’s important to choose wisely so your purchase doesn’t end up costing your family in the long term. A good used car can serve you well and save you from having to suffer the initial depreciation of a new car, which may devalue by thousands simply by taking it off the showroom floor.
So, if you are a little cash-strapped a used car can make very good sense, providing you do your research before parting with your hard earned dollars.
Here are some tips for used car shoppers to help you get the ‘most car for your money’.
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If you have done your research and found a car you like, it is always a good idea to have it checked over by a mechanic. If you are buying a second hand four wheel drive it may be an idea to get the diff checked out by a diff lapping expert. The small outlay for a thorough examination is well worth it; ask anyone who has bought a lemon!