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Buying a secondhand car can be a tricky proposition. On the one hand, you could score a great deal on a pre-loved gem that runs smoothly, looks fresh from the factory, and has never seen a stray speck of dust on its electricals. On the other hand, you could wind up with a dud that breaks down quicker than you can leave the previous owner's driveway. By then, you've already parted with your hard-earned money.

When inspecting a prospective used car, it's essential that you check it from roof to tires to see if there are any reasons you shouldn't buy it. Everything from the panels, to the engine bay, down to the radio should be to your exact liking. Otherwise, you might want to consider moving on to the next option. 

Follow the handy tips in this video for a few key steps you should take when checking out a used ride. They could save you a lot of headaches and money later on. Happy car shopping!

Jason Tulio
Staff Writer
Like most guys, Jason inherited his love for cars from watching his dad talk about and tinker with them while he was growing up. Since then, he has leveled up into the roles of motoring journalist/wannabe mechanic/concerned motorist.
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