How to Check Used Car Before Buying - DIY Inspection

If you're thinking about buying a used car then stay tuned because today i'm going to show you how to quickly check out a used car for purchase now all

modern cars are computerized so if you have one of these obd2 readers plug it into the car and you'll learn a lot and realize that these obd ii

scanners will fit any car from 1996 to the present so if you don't have one it's a good idea to guilt one summers cheapest forty bucks now in this toyota

you go under the dash and here's the plug that it plugs into right here you just plug the card reader right in it snaps in then start the car

then the first thing I want to do is see if there's any code so we'll choose read codes well there's no code so that's good now if there were any trouble

codes that means there's a problem with the car there aren't any so we know that at least there's no solid trouble codes then you also want to

check a thing that's called drive cycle monitor in this case you can see it says all monitors are okay and that's really important to check also

because sometimes the owner will have the computer reset and there will have problems then it would say some of the monitors weren't okay yet you

wouldn't want to buy the car then now the next thing to do is to park on a nice flat surface and then look under to see if there's any kind of oil

leakage that's dripping down underground the new this case is dry as a bone we're gonna jack up the front end anyways to check things you can learn a

lot by jacking up a car and looking at the underside you want to look at the cv joints to make sure they're not ripped or torn and you can check the

bottom of the engine and transmission in this case they bone dry so they're not leaking at all ny ever checked up in here you can pull on the tires

see if there's any suspension where where the tire would wobble back and forth now this car is pretty new it's only about a year old so I know that

it runs pretty good we're mainly gonna be looking for body damage to see if the car's been wrecked or flooded so you slam the hood and then see if

it's aligned correctly the whole way around look at the seam on one side of the hood and compare what the seam on the other side of the hood and

in this case the right semen the left same look exactly the same so the hood hasn't been crumpled in and do the same thing on all the door seems to

make sure they look the same front to back and side to side so we're going to the other side and they all match so it wasn't whacked from one side or

the other I will pop the trunk open and look inside to see if it's been rear-ended well the seams inside are cleaned and they're all factory looking now

we'll pick up the rugs and look inside i'm sure i'll all cardboard stops ripped but more importantly all these factory seams are still exactly as the

car was built they haven't been touched and done over so it hasn't been rear-ended didn't you want to go up and down the car looking at the paint and

look at the reflections cuz that way you can see if there's any little dings as we walk down the car here you can see how this looks strange there's

a little ding in the door right here you're only gonna see it when you look at the reflections also look closely now of course you don't buy a

car just cuz there's a few dings but you knock some money off the price then the last thing you want to do is quick check is look at all four tires

make sure they're not copter of gouges and i'm showing that there's a problem these are flat and evenly worn and then of course take it for a good

road test drive it for a good ten minutes in town and ten miles on the highway listen for buzzing noise humming noise clicking noises and see all the

vehicle tracks at highway speeds if the steering will go straight and whether you chase or not and then if you're real serious about the car do like

my customer did bring the car to a mechanic like me to do the final check because you're gonna be saving thousands of dollars mine used cars so spend

80 or 90 bucks to have a pro check it out before you buy and aside from a little dent on the side of the door and some cracked cardboard in the trunk

this toyota passed with flying colors remember if you have any car questions just visit scottie kilmer com you

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