So you’ve just decided its time to buy a new car in Queensland because your old Rust Bucket has had it. So its time to Sell My Car Brisbane!! Awesome! now you have received the cash you desired and are in the process of Buying a New Used Vehicle. There are some important things to know and having a buyers guide is very handy.
As cars are very technical they have many underlying problems that can happen without the naked eye seeing it. As cars in Australia are exposed to such a rough climate you can expect that there may be many faults with it.
With a Hot Climate car will be more prone to overheating which puts major stress on the Engine Block, Cylinders, Radiator and hosing. Knowing a few quick tests you can find out the initial condition of the hoses ect.
If the car looks great but your unsure of its reliability your best to get a licenced vehicle inspector to check over the car. This ensures your not at risk of buying a lemon!
Contact your local government in Brisbane to organise an inspqection.
Here is the Ultimate Buyers Checklist from the Queensland Government Australia.
” Buyers’ checklist
- There are number plates attached to the vehicle.
Note: If there are no number plates attached, the vehicle may be currently under a Number Plate Confiscation Notice issued by the Queensland Police Service (QPS). A Number Plate Confiscation Notice ‘sticker’ should also be attached to the vehicle. For more information on the notice, you will need to contact QPS directly by visiting the Motor Vehicle Impoundment page on the QPS website
- The vehicle has a Queensland safety certificate or certificate of inspection (COI) and the seller provides you with the blue copy
- The Queensland safety certificate or certificate of inspection has not expired, or exceeded the 2000km limited allowed to be travelled before a new safety certificate is required, and identifies the issuing approved inspection station
- The Queensland safety certificate or certificate of inspection is displayed on the vehicle
- The vehicle has been inspected by an independent mechanic
- Tf the vehicle runs on gas or is fitted with gas appliances, fittings or systems the vehicle may require a gas certificate and the seller must provide you with this. The certificate must not be more than 3 months old and must be from an authorised gas installer
- Both sections of the Transfer of Vehicle Registration Application (form F3520) have been completed and signed by both the person selling the vehicle and the person buying the vehicle
You (the buyer) must lodge Part A (Transfer Application) of the Transfer of Vehicle Registration Application form at customer service centre within 14 days of purchase.
You should use the search function on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) to make sure that the vehicle you are buying does not have a security interest over it. For example, if you buy a vehicle that still has money owing on it, the vehicle could be repossessed by the person who lent money against it. A PPSR search will also advise whether the vehicle has been reported as stolen or written-off.”
Information supplied From Queensland Government.
After reading this article you will know that the vehicle you are buying need to have all of its right credentials. The safety certificate is a very important part of this process and making sure the vehicles log books are up to date.
Also have a Visual inspection of the surrounding of the car to look for paint imperfections, Scratches, dints and anything that looks like it could be hiding a dodgy repair job.
If there are these issues it gives you grounds to barter with the sales person. If they look severe and could cause further problems it would be advised that you move on and look for a better option.
One thing to look at is the interior electronics to make sure all the light turn on, the interior is in good condition and that the seatbelts are in working order. If you do your own visual tests and checks it will give you the best chance at buying the best car.
Checking the cars tires is important and can tell you many things about the Motor Vehicles Steering alignment, Wheel Balance and the way it was previously driven. Most dealers will make sure the tires are roar worthy so its best to have a look under the wheel guards to check if it passes visual inspection.
Looking under the Bonnet will be a check your vehicle inspector will do to see if there any gasket leaks or problems. Using the right equipment it will detect any future or outstanding problems.
If these steps are followed, you should end up with the perfect vehicle that will suit your safety requirements and price budget in Brisbane.
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