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As the value of car depreciates quite rapidly, many people prefer to buy used cars as it saves them a lot of money. If you have decided to buy a used car, you should start preparing in order to buy the best. Whether you buy it directly from an individual or used car dealers in Toronto, you should take into account several important things to ensure that you get value for money deal.

To make the process of buying a used car easy, we have given here a few tips.
 
Shortlist the models that meet your requirements
 
Before you go for car hunting, you should shortlist a few models. The choice of the model should depend upon how frequently you will be using the car, how much you can afford to spend on gas bills, your family size, the technical specifications of the car, your budget, and so forth.
 
Do the leg work
 
Once you have short-listed a few models, you should spread the word that you are interested in buying a used car. This will help you to reach individuals interested in selling their cars. Checking the classifieds section of the newspaper will also help. You should also do some research on the Internet. Nowadays, used car dealers in Toronto place their advertisements on the Internet. Not only you can have a look at the picture of the car on sale, but also get its details like its age, mileage, miles it has run, resale price, and so forth. Besides, gaining information on the used car, also seek some information on the used car dealers in Toronto. Only trust a reputed name. Of course, you do not want to be duped!
 
Check The Vehicle
 
You should inspect the car personally before buying. Ask the seller about its history. Sometimes the sellers give a makeover to their cars in order to get attractive resale prices. It is not essential that the performance of such a car would be great. Therefore, you should thoroughly check the car for dents and repaints. Check its tires, air-conditioning system, lights, and engine. If there are additional features in the car like music system and DVD player, you should check if they are in working condition or not. Always go for a test drive before making the final decision. This will give you an idea about the performance of the car. Check if the gearshift is smooth, brakes are in good condition, and if there are any screeching sounds while driving the car.
 
Check The Documents
 
If you are satisfied with the car and want to buy it, you should check its documents. If you are buying it directly from its owner, you have to be extra cautious. Check with the Motor Registration Department to ensure that the car is not stolen. Though the used car dealers in Toronto thoroughly check the documents before selling the cars, but you should not trust anyone blindly. 
 
Strike The Deal
 
If everything is well, you should negotiate the deal with the seller. Make sure there are no additional costs of buying your new car.
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