The second hand cars in Nepal is gaining more popularity among new buyers who wanted to get their first car. The people’s mindsets to drive the used car for a couple of years and built their driving confidence later to go for the brand new car are common nowadays in Nepal. The recently used car sales figure dynamically shows that its market increasing at 7% each consecutive year. The high imposed tax on vehicles made many car buyers skip their buying plans and also difficulty in easy financing facilities and high down payments the car consumers are attracted to the used cars.
While the Nepalese buyers are more interested in getting used cars with great condition and low run vehicles offering at a low competing price. The expectation from the used cars from the buyers also seems satisfactory in terms of the secondhand car market in Nepal. The various Auto dealers can be found dealing with 2nd hand cars in Nepal which are certified, auto traders company providing different varieties of brands used cars to the customers.
Top 10 Buying Tips !!! Used cars in Nepal !!!
1.FIND CERTIFIED PREOWNED CAR DEALER.
The Certified preowned dealership for used cars can be discovered all around Nepal categorized in selling both the normal and premium vehicles. The right car dealership must be kept for a choice having after-sales service and limited year car warranty provided to the buyers. The genuine car dealers also provide 15 days of check time on their respective vehicles to ensure the quality performance and vehicle status where customers can experience riding and proper car dynamics. There are more than 100 used car dealerships in Nepal fulfilling the secondhand car demand to reach the Nepalese car buyers with attractive offers and also easy short-term finance facilities.
The condition of the cars determines their price value it moreover depends on the running kilometers hit on their speedometer history, engine performance, brand market value and respective depreciation occurred in different car brands. The most genuine dealership also provides accurate service records and accident-free vehicles which help buyers more confident in their cars while buying building trust between both the seller and buyer. In some cases, the dealerships found on metering the running kilometers, painting the whole car to look like new, and configuring the engine parts with cheap spare parts to minimize the cost of initial maintenance in these cases buyer must be aware of fraudulent and check thoroughly the vehicles before buying.
Online has been a more preferred hub for buying used cars with different social sites promoting secondhand cars on the internet. The Hamrobazaar website is the most popular website in selling various used items including automobiles where buyers can directly reach with respective car owners who tend to sell their vehicles. This flexibility creates direct communication between the buyers and the seller creates zero commission on sales and hence gets the cars at a good price. The buyer also needs to check in different e-commerce websites where used cars are listed for sale that makes him/her more convenient in selecting, comparing, and knows the price difference.
The proper inspection of the car is the most important when buying used cars each and every element either exterior or interior should be thoroughly checked. The car condition must be known and all the required documents must be fulfilled with different records. The short drive also needs to be done for knowing performance and vehicle stability while driving.
KEY THINGS TO CHECK THOROUGHLY:
- Check the vehicle thoroughly exterior and interior.
- Take a short Test drive.
- All the documents related to vehicles.
- Service records and parts changed during maintenance.
- Tax Clearance to date.
- Insurance covered.
- Accident-free certified.
4.CONDITION OF THE CAR.
The car condition can be determined by starting the vehicle for at least 2min in Neutral in which the battery performance and excess smoke from the exhaust pipe can be observed. Checking the gear shifters by rotating it all gear position also frequent changes of gear lever while driving during test drive indicates the smoothness of the vehicle and pickup status in each gear change. The vehicle instrumental console and interior features should be checked like air conditioning, infotainment system, speakers, headlamps, cabin lights, and sensors. The braking system and disc brakes calipers must be checked including hand brakes. The oil and water leakage in the car should be identified, cracked mirrors and indicators must be observed carefully.
5.EVALUATE MARKET VALUE.
The car price and market value should be compared properly. It can be done by searching on different used car websites or contacting the respective dealerships for comparison. The price of the vehicle can be differentiated accordingly by their brands, models, make a year, features, kilometers run, usage status, and the condition of the vehicle.
6.ANY DAMAGE OR ISSUE IN THE CAR.
The car should go through damage tests where any buyer can identify the damaged cars by just looking under the car and the skid metal parts and the axle are easily identified as their shape is changed because of collision.
7.CHECK SERVICE RECORDS.
The new cars are normally given 3 years of unlimited warranty and five years of free servicing or discounts on spare parts. The used vehicle coming under warranty buyers can ask for their service records book provided by the company while servicing the vehicle in respective authorized car service centers.
8.GENUINE PARTS EQUIPPED.
While the authorized service centers replace genuine spare parts if it tore outs the service record clearly describes the changes and replacement of vehicle parts in their service book. If the vehicle is five years or older then you can take the vehicle to authorized servicing centers to check the parts are genuine.
9.CHECK YOUR BUDGET.
The Budget plays a vital role in choosing the vehicle of your choice so be sure the car you are looking under your budget. Most of the car buyers are confused about choosing the vehicle either to go for the hatchback, sedan, SUV or pickups, and so on. The vehicles used can be purchased at 50% less than the new models available in the market. So the easy way to choose a car is to allocate your budget, family size, parking space, yearly road tax, maintenance expenses, mileage, daily driving status, and design.
10.FURTHER MAINTENANCE OF THE CAR.
Some of the used secondhand cars are sold in cheap which further needed for maintenance for a better driving experience. The buyer must consult with the respective Used car dealership about the vehicle condition and extra costing for maintaining the vehicle. The extra budget must be separated in order to maintain the car in proper running condition.
KEY MAINTENANCE ELEMENTS IN THE CAR:
- Servicing of the car after Buying from dealership.
- Changing Car Battery.
- Changing car wheels.
- Protecting car paint by applying Ceramic coating.
- Upgrading entertainment equipment system.