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Things to consider if you are buying a used Cadillac

The world famous Cadillac, the earlier models all have a special place in our hearts, whilst the more modern versions have something about them which makes them a Cadillac. This something, in the main, is an unknown, it is just something we feel.

Regardless of the badge, if you are looking to buy a used Cadillac there are certain things that you need to consider. Many people get burnt when buying a used car, so it is essential that you follow these hints and tips.

The most important thing is that you are confident in your purchase and can enjoy the peace of mind, as well as the car itself, for years to come.

So, what do you need to look out for when you are buying a used Cadillac?

Buying a Cadillac is much like buying any other car, however you will probably know that each car has its weaknesses, as well as its strengths. If you plan to buy a used Cadillac then have a look at these items to check out:

  • Rust
  • Interior
  • Engine
  • Leaks

As previously stated, these are all important parts to any car, not just a Cadillac. The first thing to remember, even before you leave the house, is to pick up a magnet. Cars get rusty over time, that is just a fact, what you want to know is the extent to which the car has rusted over time. Garages and people will try and repair rust where possible using filler putty, you will need to use your magnet to check the spots on the car that you think have been repaired. Find out if the person selling you the car is being as honest as possible when detailing the filled rusted areas. You may also find that the used Cadillac has been repaired too often, and therefore may not be right for you. On the other hand, using the magnet may confirm that the car is in really good shape.

Check out the Cadillac’s interior, it is a good sign to tell how well the car has been taken care of. If it is in good condition, the previous owner, or owners, probably looked after the car well. If not, well you probably know not to go for it.

The most important, and usually the most expensive, part of the car is its engine. When you are looking at a used Cadillac then take note of any dirt around the engine itself. It is a good sign that the car has not been serviced and taken care of. However, if the engine looks like it has had some work on, or you can see any new parts, then it is a good assumption that the car has been well looked after at Cadillac Burlington.

Always check for leaks, whether you are buying a used Cadillac or another manufacturer. A leak can mean big trouble and usually a big expense. On occasion leaks can be hidden, by under filling fluid levels. The best way to check for leaks on used cars is to look under the body of the car.

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Published on: April 14, 2014

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