Let us get on to the point from the very beginning regarding the things that you will have to check. While in the car cabin, adjust the driver’s seat to your height – this checks the efficiency of the adjustment mechanisms. To find out if the seat is securely locked in its position, squeeze out any pedal as far as it will go. The seat should not move, and its back is away from its original position. Check the operation of all switches and buttons, lighting devices and warning lights without exception. If something is broken or does not work, then ask to lower the price.
The Right Condition
Determine the condition, in which the power unit and the transmission units are located, can only be heard by the knocking and noise accompanying their work, and some other indirect signs. Before starting the engine, make sure that there is no emulsion resembling mayonnaise on the oil dipstick and the oil filler cap. It is also necessary to look into the expansion tank of the cooling system, sometimes an emulsion is found there. At the Las Vegas Auto Sales you will be able to check this. The presence of “mayonnaise” indicates that the head gasket was burnt in the engine and replaced before selling it. Burnout of the gasket can be a consequence of the engine overheating, and this circumstance will “bounce” the engine all further operation. The operation of the engine must not be accompanied by extraneous sounds.
The Engine State
When the engine has warmed up, it is necessary to look narrowly at the exhaust from the muffler. If the smoke is strong, and the exhaust has a bluish color, then for sure the piston rings, pistons and cylinders of the motor are extremely worn out. Black smoke indicates a malfunction in the power system. Repairing a smoking and tapping engine will require significant funds, so it’s better to refrain from buying or to request a significant price reduction.
The Test Ride
Before you go on a test ride, you should evaluate the condition of the clutch and brakes. Pressing and releasing the clutch pedal must also not be accompanied by sounds. Sources of extraneous sounds are the worn out bearing, splined connection of the input shaft of the gearbox with the driven clutch plate, broken damping spring of the driven disc.Brake the car with a hand brake, turn on the second gear and try to move. If the clutch and “handbrake” are in good repair, then, as a rule, as a result of this test, the engine stalls. If this does not happen, and the car remains in place, then most likely the worn clutch disc is worn out.
The Other Test
In another test touch the spot in the first gear, after driving a few meters, stop and back up. If at this point you hear a click, again there is a problem – this time with the wear of the gearbox. Signs of wear of gears, synchronizers and bearings of the box are also spontaneous switching off of the gear during driving, difficulty with switching, as well as a gnash accompanying this process.
The Use of the Engine
In a word, as in the case of an engine, any unauthorized sound accompanying the control trip should alert. The costs of their elimination are low, it is only necessary to obtain from the seller a discount covering repair costs. All these you will be able to check in the Las Vegas Auto Sales.