Buying a car on the secondary market is not only associated with many troubles in its design, which entirely fall on the shoulders of the buyer. Unfortunately, such a deal may have a number of "pitfalls" that, if not immediately discovered, lead to very unpleasant consequences. What are these "stones" and how to avoid them? The main troubles that the buyer can face and the ways to prevent them will be outlined below.
It is necessary
- • A package of documents for the car:
- • Passport of a technical device (PTS)
- • Certificate of registration of the vehicle (technical passport)
- • If necessary - a notarized power of attorney from the owner to the seller
- • Access to the Internet
- • Internet resource with access to the database for checking the vehicle by VIN code.
Buyers of used cars from private individuals can sometimes be compared to roulette players. It is not always possible to make a thorough technical inspection of the car before buying, check the data on the car and the owner - too. Therefore, sometimes, after a while, the buyer learns unpleasant news about his car: either she has been in an accident, or is listed in theft, problems with customs, bank collateral, unpaid car loan and many other reasons that, if determined in a timely manner, would lead to abandoning such a problematic purchase. To the delight of motorists, it is now quite simple to check a car for legal purity.
One of the most visited automotive Internet portals in Russia - Auto.ru - provides all buyers of used cars with a unique service: checking the car for legal purity by VIN-code. VIN-code is a unique vehicle identification number, which is necessarily indicated in the passport of the technical device (PTS), and is also hammered into the vehicle registration certificate (technical passport). Also, the VIN code is placed on the car itself. It can be under the hood, at the bottom of the windshield, or on the arch of the driver's door. In order not to search for a long time, if you do not know in advance its location, ask the seller. Rewrite the VIN-code for yourself on paper, phone, etc. Now you need to find the nearest source of Internet access.
To check the VIN-code, go to the Auto.ru portal using the link http://vin.auto.ru/. You will see a fairly understandable menu with options enabled by default: checking for a deposit, checking against car bases from the USA and Canada, and decrypting a car. Each option is provided with a link to its explanation. You just need to move the cursor to the desired entry
Fill in the VIN-code of the car in the offered window and click the "Check" button. The test results will be displayed in the same window soon enough. This service is free.
If you are not satisfied with the verification results and you would like to receive more detailed information, then below, in the verification results window, you will find links to the full verification report, which you can order on the same portal. To do this, you should definitely register on the Auto.ru resource. Full inspection report is a paid service. Payment is made via SMS. The cost is about 80 rubles.
If you are planning to buy a car brought from the United States and Canada, then the resource provides you with the opportunity to obtain information about the fact of selling a car on the territory of these states. The service is also paid for by SMS. The cost of the service is about 145 rubles.
Thus, you can make sure that the car you want to purchase is legal and save yourself from unpleasant surprises from this purchase in the future.