There are hundreds of junk, classic and antique vehicles that are driven around only a couple of times during the year in all parts of the country. This means that they are rarely involved in accidents, are scratched or even worn out. For this reason, any old car enthusiast might want to enter into a sale agreement with any of their sellers. There are, however, a number of questions that need to be answered before closing the purchase deal. Remember that all facts about the car need to be known prior to pledging the purchase.
But why purchase a junk car in the first place?
Well, collecting junk cars, particularly rare antique models, is a hobby for thousands of old vehicle enthusiasts. It is however one of the most expensive hobbies can be engaged in. Old or junk car enthusiasts travel all over the country looking out for grounded by still functioning junk cars and have them restored to their formal glory, if not more. To help in this, there are a number of junkyard dealers who stock these types of vehicles for resale.
If you are in the market searching for a junk car to purchase, then check out the following questions to ask before the purchase.
1. What is the history of this junk or classic car?
This is the first questions that need to be asked when buying a junk car, for whichever the purposes. The history of an old car is very important as it will help you to quickly decide if it is a worth buy. Here are some of the main reasons for asking this question.
- The history report will help you know all its previous owners
- It will also tell you if there is a lien against the vehicle
- The report will tell you where the vehicle was originally registered
- The report details all accidents the car has been involved in
- Last but not least, it will also tell you if the car has had flood damages in the past
2. What is the appraised value of this junk car?
This will tell you the details about the appraised value of the vehicle. The best way to get the true value of a junk car is to have it appraised by a professional appraiser. If the value is too low, then do not make the a purchasing deal with the seller as this is a true indication of a damaged car or that will give you problems once bought.
3. Has the car had any recent repairs?
The history report is apt to details all repairs that a junk car has had, even the recent ones. It is however important to ask the seller about any recent repairs the car has had and why they happened. Ask if any major parts were replaced during the repairs. Depending on the types of the repairs, you might decide to buy or not buy a junk car on sale. Do not forget to ask about the owner repair logs as these can be used to help determine whether or not to purchase a junk car.
4. Why is the car being sold?
This is a very important question to ask before buying a classic or junk car of any type. The question will help to clarify everything you want to know about the car. If the given answer is not satisfactory in your opinion, then by all means, stay away from the sale.