Buying a car is a stressful experience. There's so much going on, and plenty feels like information you'll never use or need to know. It can be difficult to figure out what's relevant information and what isn't. Some things are obvious. Mileage, age, and engine size are all pretty likely to end up on your radar. But some things might not spring to mind amidst all the stress. With that in mind here's a list of several things that might not jump out at you when buying a car but are essential to check before pulling out your wallet.
This is becoming more important as time goes on. Car's are getting more advanced and with each passing year feature more and more electronics. From the obvious: indicators and headlights. To the ones, you might not think of like keyless entry, the sunroof, aircon or cruise control. All these are important features and can be pretty pricey if something goes wrong. But make sure you've got access to a reputable franchise of auto electricians, just in case.
Wear and tear
Now there's lots of wear on a car that you can see immediately. Rust, worn paint, cracks, chips, and dents are all pretty obvious. But it's shocking just how few drivers check those important, hidden wear items. Brakes and tyres in particular. Having to have these replaced can put you out to the tune of hundreds, even thousands. That's the last thing you want straight after dropping a fair amount of money already.