A car is a major purchase, and it is important to know that you are choosing the right one. This is particularly true when you are looking at second hand cars, as you cannot be sure how well the previous owners have treated the vehicle. If you are considering buying a Porsche, then there are a few simple checks you should perform when viewing the car in order to be able to make your decision with confidence.
The first thing you should do is take a look at the car to check for any damage. This could be some simple wear and tear, which may not be serious, but which should be reflected in the price of the car. You should look carefully at the body and paintwork. Check for any marks and dents, particularly ones that could be the results of crash damage, and for patches of rust. If there are any freshly painted parts, then consider whether they are there to conceal a problem with the car body.
You should also check that the tires are in good condition, and that there are no leaks. Take a look at the engine. Even if you don't know much about cars, you can check whether there is any damage or corrosion, and whether anything is leaking.
Once you have assured yourself that the car is basically sound, you can check whether it is working properly. Never buy a second hand car that you have not driven. The current owner or car dealer should be able to offer you a test drive, during which you can get a feel for how well the car handles and make sure that everything is in working order. Driving, even if it is only for a few minutes, will tell you whether the suspension, brakes, engine and controls are functioning properly. If someone tries to sell you a car while making excuses for why you can't test drive it, then walk away. They may be hiding something that is seriously wrong with the vehicle.
As well as checking the condition of the Porsche, you need to make sure that all the documents are in order and that the serial numbers on the different parts of the car match.
If you are still concerned, or you feel unsure of your ability to asses a vehicle properly, then you can employ a professional service to look over a car for you. They will be able to inspect the car thoroughly, and they will know what they are looking for. Many companies specialize in Porsche cars, so you can be sure that you are getting an expert opinion on your possible purchase.
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