Infographic: What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

Purchasing a used car is an exciting experience. Buying the right set of wheels can lead to miles of memories and a reliable vehicle that will last you for years.

Other the hand, buying the wrong used car can cost you thousands of dollars overnight. With 40 million used vehicles sold each year, the odds of coming across a lemon are pretty high.

Some used vehicles have hidden problems that can easily be uncovered with a thorough inspection. Other issues can appear after purchasing the vehicle.

Bottom line…

Without a proper examination, these issues can land a heavy hit on your wallet just days after driving the car off the lot. Luckily, this can be easily prevented. You just need to know which questions to ask and what red flags to look for.

Rawhide Boys Ranch has created an infographic covering a 27 point checklist you can use to make smart purchase decisions. It covers everything from exhaust inspections and fluid checks to price negotiations.

Use this checklist to confidently inspect and purchase your next used car. You can get more helpful information here.


This infographic was provided by the Rawhide Boys Ranch located in New London, Wisconsin. Rawhide is a non-profit offering programs and services to help at-risk youth.

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One Response to “Infographic: What to Look for When Buying a Used Car”

  1. Jayshree Makadia says:

    The info graphic is blurred. However, few points I would like to mention is that –

    Check the market value of that car

    Are all required documents there?

    Is the car certified?

    How’s the General Appearance of the car

    Car History is a must.

    These all things you need to check prior purchasing used car and also make sure that you have inspected your car thoroughly (you can also make an appointment with the online dealers like IndianBlueBook or car wale for car valuation) as repairs and servicing car can prove costly.