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RSC Building, 30 Industry Road | Clayville | Olifantsfontein | South Afrika

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Tips on Buying a used 4×4

When it comes to buying a pre-owned vehicle, you have to spend a fair amount of time looking for the right one.

Enjoying the outdoors gives a variety of vehicles best suited to specific situations. And often the vehicles used in the pursuit of great adventures get really worked. So, it is best to check a few things to make sure you are getting a good deal. It also comes down to the intended use of the vehicle. This will help narrow down your search a lot.

What to Check:

  • Engine
    • No smoke on start-up
    • Turbo/Intercooler
    • Mechanical noises
    • Oil leaks
    • Appearance of oil
    • Service record
  • Electrical System
    • Charge rate
    • Battery condition
    • General appearance
    • Wiring to accessories
    • Warning lights
    • No malfunctions
  • Diagnostics
  • Cooling System
  • Manual Transmission
    • Oil level/correct grade
    • Silent operation
    • Smooth gear shift
    • Transfer case
    • 4WD drive mode
    • Low range
  • Automatic Transmission
    • Fluid level
    • Appearance of fluid
    • Silent operation
    • Smooth shifting
    • Low range
    • 4WD mode
  • Clutch
  • Differentials
  • Drive shafts
  • Brakes
  • Suspension
  • Steering
  • Wheel bearings
  • Exhaust
  • Body Work
  • Overall condition

Make sure you are buying for the intended use as well as having the best overall condition to fit your budget.

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