Now you need to know how to inspect a car. This is where specializing in a certain car type or model will come in handy. You will have an idea of what is prone to needing replacement. You may already know the difficulty and cost of such repairs. Remember, we are not in the repair business.
However, this is not an easy job to some. Most of them do not unbolt the exhaust and they have to cut it using a saw or a cutting torch. It could be a bit difficult but with these simple steps, you will be able to do this simple task.
Rotten Eggs – If you smell rotten eggs you can be fairly certain that the car is a dud. The most likely reason would be the scrap catalytic converter price guide, but make sure to check the exhaust system as well.
Make sure all exterior lights work, headlights, tail lights, brake and backup lights. The key will likely have to be in the “on” position for you to check the lights. Check out the seat belts too.
RPM – Revolutions Per Minute. How many times is the engine spinning (performing a revolution) per minute. With the press of the accelerator, the RPM increases. Different cars are able to perform and a higher RPM than others – sports cars for example.
The steering system controls the front wheels. Turning the steering wheel makes them point to the left or right. Most cars have power steering; a hydraulic system makes it easier for the driver to turn the wheels.
Do not let these smells automatically discount your car from the list as it may just be that someone spilled something in the interior and getting your carpet professionally cleaned may fix the problem. But if you find these smells, definitely get yourself an independent vehicle inspection before buying.