There is big difference between buying a new car and old one. While you will be worried more about the model, mileage and pickup for the new car, you need to worry about the conditions, how much miles it has ran so far, Condition of the car parts you cannot see and confirm etc. First thing you need to do after making mind to buy a car which was owned by someone else you need to create a list of items that are need to be checked. If you have good knowledge about the cars, then you can prepare the checklist by yourself. Otherwise, you can take the help of the people who are good at it. You can take help of the people like the garage people where you used to visit for service or your friends.
Items to be included in the checklist
First thing to do is to get the identification number of the car or VIN through which you can run the car history to find out all the relevant information. If the person who is selling the used cars in Glendale is reluctant to give the details then think more before making a purchase from him. VIN is important factor when it comes to buying a used car. Once you get the information and satisfied with the history, fix up the time schedule to visit the shop and have a look about the car.
It will be better if you can go along with your friend who knows more about the car. Once you see the car you can check all the things physically to get satisfied and take the car for the test drive. It should be better if you go for the visual check up during day time when you will have ample light to check all the things. If you are satisfied with its performance, you can then proceed to close out the sale. But ensure the car has the insurance and check the procedure to transfer the insurance papers and car title. It will be better if you have everything written down in black and white before you finish the sale. If you need financial help that will be also provided by the dealer who is doing the sales.
Once everything is finalized and car is handed over, get car wash done with the good garage people and go out with friends and family to enjoy your time.