What to look for when buying a used car? Jakub Malik explains in sign language. World of the Deaf MOTO #12.
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Are you planning to buy a used car soon? However, so that it is not your piggy bank – before buying, you should check them carefully – how? 2 videos will be released on this topic, in which we will discuss 9 points that are worth checking out. There will be 5 tips in this episode, and the remaining 4 in the next. I divided the film due to the large amount of material. Nice watch!
As it is easy to see – we are not in the studio, and this is due to the fact that we did not manage to fit the car into the studio, so we had to move the studio to the car…
As? First, open the hood, it is worth remembering that the engine should be cold when checking. Unscrew the coolant cap and start the engine, wait for a while. If bubbles appear, this is most likely a sign that the gasket is damaged, if the bubble does not appear – this item is probably in good condition.
Typically, we find 4 types of fluids in a car – oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and coolant – check the level of these liquids. As? It is simple – look at each infusion and check that levels are within normal range. On the other hand, if any of the fluids are missing – it could mean 2 things:
Each tire has its own roughness – tread that wears down over time. Before buying, check the tread on all wheels – it should be worn on each wheel or axle – same. If, on the other hand, they do not wear out in the same way – it could mean trouble – something is crooked and it is not noticeable to the naked eye. What does it mean? Wheel alignment not set or worse, damaged steering, possibly some problems with the suspension.
When on a cold engine, after firing it, black exhaust gases come out of the pipe – there is no need to panic – give the car time. If the engine still emits black exhaust fumes after warming up – only this can mean possible damage… If not, we have nothing to worry about. Similarly, we do not have to worry if the car emits gray smoke on a cold engine – This is normal. Thick blue or gray smoke may indicate engine damage, specifically a leak in the oil system and the mixing of oil with fuel. What could be the consequence? Increased fuel consumption or poor operation of the acceleration system.
I am standing by my colleague’s car at the moment – let’s check if his car has any engine problems. We will do what I just discussed. I will start the engine and watch if it produces any inappropriate exhaust gases – write in the comments what you noticed… Later, I will possibly notify my friend that he has problems with the engine. And how? To replace?
Driving at around 40 km / h, preferably on an empty road, press down the brake firmly, but not enough to block the wheels – the car should slow down considerably. If, on the other hand, you hear the screeching of the discs, you will feel the brake pedal rebound or the car starts to change the track to one of the sides – it means that the discs or pads should be replaced…