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25th September 2021

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How to know if the car is accident repair?

Vehicles are by a wide margin the best-utilized commodity in the current occasions and have altered humankind. Suppose you are thinking about purchasing a vehicle that has been in use before. In that case, it turns into your risk to check it entirely for any harm, for example, scratches, gouges, accidental damages, and so forth. Analyzing past damage can assist you with deciding the exact worth of the vehicle. Accordingly, you ought to have information to distinguish the issues by inspecting the trade-in vehicle. Even the vehicle owner ought to provide you with the historical backdrop of the car and its report, as this will assist you with getting the ideal outcome.

Ways to check if the car is accident repair

There are multiple ways for checking the used cars, with some of them mentioned below:

Checking the car for physical change

Above all else, check the bumper and guard for breaks as they are generally inclined to harm. The bumper regularly breaks effectively as they consist of lightweight material. So, there is one more straightforward strategy to check. Just gently run your palm on the body of the vehicle. As a result, it will assist you with sorting out the uneven area of the car. Also, inspect the two ends of the vehicle and search for any cracks, scratches, or patched regions.

Asses the cars body lines to check for replacement

Crouch down to maintain an eye level to the car's body and look along the mainline downwards. If the line is straight and the vehicle's paint usually reflects, then the damage is null, replacing body damage if the line is deflected or uneven.

Ensure that the panel gaps and door gaps are aligned

Observe the gap between the body panels and the doors. Make sure the gap is even. A car with uneven gaps between them indicates that the vehicle had met with an accident earlier, and therefore the damage caused by that accident is visible.

Make sure the car is not repainted.

Start by checking the car's corners, the doors, and any damaged or rusted surfaces or scratches. Then, with an eye of an eagle, look for the regions sanded in examining the car for the damage caused by the accident.

Inspect the vehicle's underbody

Slide under the vehicle very carefully to check the undercarriage of the vehicle for damage check. You can use a flashlight to check the bottom of the car carefully, check if there is an area that has started to rust or has rusted, and look for excessive salt build-ups. One can also run your hand underneath the car.

Strange Sounds

If one wishes to buy a used car, always take a driving test of that car. Then, you can know about the various problems occurring in the vehicle. One such problem is strange sounds. Once you are behind the car, listen out for any abnormal sounds such as cyclic squealing from the area of a wheel; this may indicate a wheel bearing or axle bearing is damaged and failing. If you can hear any tapping, knocking, or a metal-to-metal slap from the engine, that might be a damaged piston.

Does the transmission shift smoothly? Does the steering make any unpleasant noise at full lock or brakes grind? The presence of any of these problems in the car can be used to your advantage to negotiate the price of the vehicle according to your terms. If it requires too much work, one would like to walk away empty-handed happily instead of making that massive investment in a used car.

Have a complete mechanic check of the car

As said, no one can do work better than the person himself for which he is appointed to do. So, likewise, to check a car if it's accident repair or not, a mechanic is the best person to whom you can look up to for getting your job done. Also, there is no alternative to an expert mechanic. He has a thorough knowledge of the vehicles and all the possible damages that can happen to a car after it's been through an accident. So, it is an excellent choice to take the used car for a professional inspection.

There are essential systems in a car. First, go to your nearest mechanic and get a full inspection, or call Autobest pre-owned showroom for at-door services. As well as checking the exhaust, brakes, steering, and suspension, the mechanic will examine the suspension and steering as well. It could cost between INR 3000 to INR 10,000, depending upon your car.
Apart from all this, a vehicle history report can be essential in buying a used vehicle. Making an intelligent purchase requires a combination of history reports, self-inspection, and professional inspection.

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