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Buying a used car can be intimidating, because it's difficult to know the history of a vehicle before you buy it, as well as the health of the engine and other vital components. There are, however, several key checks that can help you determine certain vehicles to avoid. This video will discuss the various signs, from the exhaust to the engine bay, that may notify you it's best to avoid a vehicle if you're not looking to take on additional work and repairs.

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    • Engineering Explained
      Engineering Explained

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      about 5 months ago
    • Miguel Sanchez
      Miguel Sanchez In reply to Engineering Explained

      7 40 i found some... dent in that long U profile. better return that car

      about 1 month ago
    • Voice of Validity
      Voice of Validity In reply to Engineering Explained

      +riste canev I think that part is true, I think I heard about that, it's the pressurized cap, mechanic said to not open that one when it's running so don't open it when it's running.

      about 2 months ago
    • Oscar Zamora-Bautista
      Oscar Zamora-Bautista In reply to Engineering Explained

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      about 2 months ago
    • Waqar Ahmed
      Waqar Ahmed In reply to Engineering Explained

      '

      about 4 months ago
    • Me Ballerman
      Me Ballerman In reply to Engineering Explained

      Where do you live? That yellow Honda there has zero rust - and it has never been sprayed with any rust prohibiter like Dinitrol or Suvo, Pava, whatever. You must live in a perfect, sun dried part of the world. I'm Danish - rule no 1 here is: Have your vehicle have a complete anti rust treatment shortly after you purchase it from new. Denmark is probably the country in the world with the most hostile climate to cars (wet, wet, wet - some frost bite in the winter, then thaw, frost again, thaw - salt sprayers driving every night - then comes spring with rising temperatures and tonnes of more rain. So we need to get the our cars fully treated with anti-rust. We don't treat our cars ourselves - we have it done by professionals. Dinitrol is the best, and most expensive company. Would've been more interesting if you had chosen a rusty "DO NOT BUY" car to check, instead of that clinical clean, perfect Honda there.

      about 4 months ago
    • baxter smaxter
      baxter smaxter

      Just buy new; easier.

      about 2 days ago
    • Mike Hannigan
      Mike Hannigan

      What about when you live in a state where cars rust before they ever leave the new car lot?

      about 2 days ago
    • Ballsweat McGee
      Ballsweat McGee

      Man: *trying to sell used car*
      This nerd: Im about to end this mans whole career

      about 2 days ago
    • Kenh737
      Kenh737

      I always look closely at the vehicles interior also. If it’s clean and in good repair it’s a good indicator of how the owner treated it. It’s also a good indicator of how rough or easy the vehicle was used on a daily basis.

      about 12 days ago
    • fly bobbie
      fly bobbie

      If selling, connect code reader and clear all the codes, great!

      about 15 days ago
    • Robert Drake
      Robert Drake

      Parts stores here don't provide free code reading, and mechanics charge $100 or more to do it. I'm in SW Ontario.

      about 18 days ago
    • Gary Martin
      Gary Martin

      When you put on those blue latex gloves , the seller will know you mean business!

      about 19 days ago
    • Barbara D
      Barbara D In reply to Gary Martin

      😀

      about 4 days ago
    • JS Mariani
      JS Mariani

      Does any of this matter if the car is under manufactures's warranty?

      about 20 days ago
    • ki jssn
      ki jssn

      If the badged is not toyota nor lexus, definetely stau away

      about 22 days ago
    • broGabiza
      broGabiza

      Good video👍👍

      about 22 days ago
    • DisRespectFamiry
      DisRespectFamiry

      5 signs you shouldn't buy a used tesla next video?

      about 24 days ago
    • Techformative
      Techformative

      or if it says Chrysler or TATA..thats a good sign to not buy it

      about 27 days ago
    • SeaJay Oceans
      SeaJay Oceans

      Scheduled Maintenance Log Book: Blank, Zero Entries. Lazy owner, neglectful of upkeep. No service records ? = No Sale.

      about 27 days ago
    • Robert Bell
      Robert Bell

      If looking at Craig's list, note how most interior pics don't show the part of the driver seat nearest to the door. Always a clue that it's torn up. Also watch for sections of the car not in pics. Anything not shown, assume there is damage.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rex Holes
      Rex Holes

      I have a nice used car for sale needs engine and transmission and suspension and brakes , 3000 dollars firm

      about 1 month ago
    • Rex Holes
      Rex Holes

      Those S 2000 are still selling for big bucks I plan on getting one at some point in the future

      about 1 month ago
    • andrei aurel
      andrei aurel

      Very good video.Thanks!

      about 1 month ago
    • James Hooton
      James Hooton

      The part about using the camera on your phone to video underneath is genius. I never would have thought to do that. Thanks!

      about 1 month ago
    • jw van liere
      jw van liere

      sooo great i did just buy a car 3 month,s ago for 150 euro a pontiac trans sport montana it had a broken head gasked leaking valves leaking radiator engine codes and a bit of rust so i went to fix all that it was about 500 euro,s later until the car was nice so im in it for 650 euro did i made a bad purchace or not a car like that goes here now for about 2000 euro,s

      about 1 month ago
    • kebsis
      kebsis

      How long of a test drive is good enough to qualify as a 'long test drive' as mentioned in this video?

      about 1 month ago
    • Chazz Ram
      Chazz Ram

      The last one you forgot is bad burning gas or old gas burning like varnish which alot of people confuse that for any number of symptoms a little bit of gas stabilizer should fix the problem after a long sitting...

      about 1 month ago
    • Tre Webb
      Tre Webb

      Do you have a little brother named Tyler

      about 1 month ago
    • Turboslang
      Turboslang

      Examples would help a lot and also for diesels.. i am from Europe

      about 1 month ago
    • nick papadelias
      nick papadelias

      Good

      about 1 month ago
    • Rick Deegan
      Rick Deegan

      Using your SP to take a video?! Outstanding suggestion. Where can I buy the mirror holders like the DEA types use?

      about 1 month ago
    • CandC68
      CandC68

      A couple odd ball comments. Listen to the engine when you start it, when its warmed up, and when you turn it off. Clattering, clunking, crackling, = leave.
      If you are a mechanic or have been exposed to folks working on cars, smell various engine compartments in for repair. I saw a vid of a mechanic who was blind. But he could do pretty good diagnostics from the sounds and smells from an engine compartment. Overheated coolants, electrical insulation, burnt oil, etc..

      about 1 month ago
    • sharpemang
      sharpemang

      Your S2000 looks flawless

      about 1 month ago
    • Charles Kimbrough
      Charles Kimbrough

      What would make this video Perfect, if you had a car that shows the problems you are speaking about

      about 1 month ago
    • bremc
      bremc

      How many kilometers (or miles) is long test drive?

      about 1 month ago