Top 6 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Car

6 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Car

Pre-Owned Mitsubishi Vehicles

Top 6 Things to Check Before Buying a Used Car

Used cars provide the advantage of being more affordable than new ones but could have issues present that you need to keep an eye out for. Motor Hub Group offers high-quality used cars in Truro, NS. You can finance a used vehicle when you purchase from our dealership. If you choose to purchase elsewhere, here's what to keep in mind before buying a used car:

1.     The Exterior

Start by assessing the frame. Make sure that all doors and the trunk can easily open and close. Check for dents and closely inspect the frame to ensure there is no sign of rust. Take note of the tread wear on the tires as well. Uneven tread wear and bad alignment could indicate an issue with the steering or the suspension.

2.     The Interior

Take a close look at the upholstery. Watch out for deep-set stains or cracked leather that can be costly to repair. You should also try out all the electronics and buttons. Make sure the radio, speakers, power window buttons, and air conditioning are working properly.

3.     The Mileage

On average, a car drives about 20,000 km per year. Divide the odometer number by the car's age to find out if the vehicle has high or low mileage. Mileage that is way above the average is just as bad as mileage that is too low. When a car isn't used consistently, important rubber and plastic components under the hood can dry out or become brittle, leading to a costly replacement.

4.     The Vehicle History

Vehicle history will also have an impact on the way that mileage affects the car's condition. 100,000 km on flat highways will leave the car in better condition than 100,000 km on rough terrains. A well-maintained car with moderately high mileage is better than a neglected car with low mileage.

5.     What's Under the Hood

Visually inspect the engine for corrosion, leaks, or cracked hoses and belts. Check the fluids; discoloration of the transmission fluid or the oil could indicate that there is friction under the hood that is generating heat.

6.     Get a Professional Inspection

Our trusted Service Centre will help you figure out the condition a used vehicle is in. Find out if there are any underlying issues or problems that might get bigger in the future. For the most reliable used vehicles, purchase from our used inventory. Our pre-owned vehicles are thoroughly inspected and constantly maintained in excellent condition.

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Contact us to purchase new or used vehicles in Truro, Nova Scotia, and the surrounding regions of Colchester County, Hants County, Pictou County, and Cumberland County.


Truro Mitsubishi

134 Onslow Rd
Directions Upper Onslow, NS B6L 5K9

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  1. Truro Mitsubishi

    134 Onslow Rd
    Upper Onslow, NS B6L 5K9

    • Sales: (902) 843-9990
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