We decided to test it based on our experience : we looked at the used car market and made sure that the “picture” was really bleak and out of perspective. Newborn buyers who enter the market are still naively trusting unscrupulous sellers, but they, in turn, cite many reasons for how good their car is.
As a result, the commoner buys a “cat in a bag” and often this “bag” turns into a series of problems. Why is this happening? Because people still have not learned to be cautious, they trust foreign words, not their own eyes. As a result, the purchase of the car is made “blind and to the touch”.
To reduce the risk of such a failed purchase, we have developed tips to help you buy a used car . We cannot completely exclude the possibility of a “fiasco”, although we believe that these recommendations will be very useful to you.
If you know the car number before meeting with the seller, you can go to the CSDD website and look at the details of that car in the common register. Pay attention to the date of arrival of the car in Latvia and the number of owners.
If the real details of the car do not match the seller’s name, then most likely he is lying to you. Explore the registry to see how your car’s condition has changed over the years. This can be indicated by changes in car mileage that have fallen sharply or by frequent attempts to pass a roadworthiness test that has failed.
If the car number is not visible in the advertisement or it is specially hidden, you can find it out by calling the seller. A refusal to provide such information to a prospective buyer indicates that the seller is not honest. Be careful and remember that cars that have not yet been registered in Latvia will not be registered in the vehicle register and you will not be able to find them on the CSDD website .
The VIN number is a unique code for any car after which we can find out the most important information about the history of the car. If the seller gives you this combination of numbers and letters without any problems, chances are he really doesn’t hide anything and the car is in perfect order. Once you get your VIN number, you can go to one of the reference sites and find out more about the car you love. Some of these portals are specifically designed to test specific car brands by VIN number. For example, there is a website that will tell you all about the BMW you are interested in by the VIN number of the car: its original color, the original kit, on the side of which the factory manufacturer has installed the steering wheel.
If you have information about your vehicle’s VIN, you will also be able to find out the detailed history of your vehicle at the authorized dealer of this car manufacturer .
Nowadays, car cooling from England and Ireland is very popular. These machines are delivered to Latvia at minimal cost, but there is one nuance – they all have a right-hand drive, so our specialists are trying to “fix” it. But it does not always meet in quality. Therefore, over time you may face a problem with the electric drive, sometimes driving such a car even endangers the lives of you and your passengers.
Ask your dealer to avoid buying a right-hand drive. If he avoids the answer, ask for the car’s VIN number. Unless this question is answered, it is not worth trusting such a seller.