Buying a used car in Ethiopia can be frightening at first, but if you ask the proper questions and have the correct knowledge, you can quickly and confidently navigate the process. Before you buy a used car in Ethiopia, here’s a list of questions you should ask the seller:
Has the Car Been in Any Accidents?
Sometimes cars that have been through major repairs will still experience problems—long after the car’s been “fixed.” You’ll want to have the car looked at by a trusted mechanic before moving forward (more on that later).
Why is the Owner Selling the Car?
Are they wanting to upgrade their family car for something bigger? Is there something wrong with the vehicle? Gaining some insights here can only be beneficial before you view the car in person.
How old is the car?
You can use the car’s age—and how that particular make and model loses value over time—to your advantage when you’re negotiating for a better price.
What features don’t work the way they’re supposed to?
There is almost always something wrong with older used cars. If there’s a broken CD player, for example, it might not be a deal-breaker. Other faults, such as broken air conditioning, blown speakers, or missing pixels in screens, might be unpleasant surprises.
Are service records available?
“Yes,” hopefully, is the answer to this question. All the records are in a folder and you’re welcome to look it over.” This indicates that the car was most likely serviced on a regular basis by the seller.
Has anything on the car ever been replaced or updated?
The vehicle’s value could rise as a result of new or recent improvements. These will also tell you how much money you can expect to invest in the vehicle in the future – if the car just had new tires installed, you know that’s not something you’ll need to do right away. To double-check the updates, ask to view any receipts they may have.
Are there any mechanical problems I need to know about?
Before you buy, do some research on the model and bring up any worries you have to see if you’ll have the same issues. Ask the seller about any present mechanical issues that may cost you money to address after you’ve purchased the vehicle.
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