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Be careful of what you buy for your car

Atasa Moceituba
Saturday, February 10, 2018

IF it was up to our imagination, we'd already have our dream cars but unfortunately this is not the case.

Imagine how you'd feel once you buy your dream car, it feels like you're sitting in the lap of luxury isn't it?

Oh well let's get back to reality!

So you've purchased your dream car for some of us the first thing you'd probably do is share the good news. Call a few friends up and some of your family members obviously you'll want to let the whole world know that you've bought yourself a car not just a random one but a dream car.

Well if I bought myself a dream car, I'll definitely take my family for a cruise and visit new places I've never been to or always heard of.

In this week we will look at a few important points you need to consider before buying a new car.

Remember before you purchase your dream car it is advisable to check the quality of the engine to avoid disappointment.

Experts say that a beautiful car with a failing motor can cause you many worries.

Here are some tips by website

Listen carefully to the engine — get out of the car and listen to the engine from outside. Pay particular attention to the exhaust line. When it is in poor condition, you hear sorts of noise from time to time so make sure you go back and observe the gas coming out of the exhaust.

Open the vehicle — return the front door, open the hood and observe the engine. Even if you do not know anything about it, you can already judge the appearance!

Also check,

* Levels (oil, coolant, etc.)

* The battery

* The timing belt (must be changed between 100 000 and 150 000 km, depending on the model)

* For diesel, filters must be changed regularly.

Observe the engine to see if any liquid is leaking. Ask to accelerate and observe the engine during the acceleration and take advantage of it to monitor its temperature. If it has mounted very strong since you started the engine, it is a bad sign. Pay attention to anything that is hissing, whistling, etc.

Driving the car to test it- never buy a car in Fiji without driving it. Press the clutch and pass a gear. Try to see if you are comfortable and if the engine responds faithfully to the different speed shifts.

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