Car Inspection And Buying A Car For Your Kids

Car Inspection And Buying A Car For Your Kids

What You Should Know About Buying A Used Automobile  and Car Inspections

When parents begin preparing to get their kids ready for school, one of the subjects that often arises with older children is that of a vehicle. Once a child is of age and responsibility to drive, having a car of their own can often make sense for the whole family. If you are considering purchasing one for your teen, there are a few things that you should keep in mind.

Have an inspection prior to making a buying commitment

First of all, unless you are able to easily purchase a new car, you will be getting a used vehicle. Anytime you are purchasing an item that has been used by another, it is vital that you have it inspected well prior to making a commitment. This can help you to avoid a wide range of potential problems.

You will need to decide what type of car or truck you are going to get your youngster. Although your kid may be concerned with what looks cool, you need to keep the choice rooted in practicality. For instance, what type of gas mileage does a vehicle get? If you live in rugged terrain, factor that in accordingly.

Used car lots affiliated with car dealerships can sometimes be a great place to find used cars. These generally have the older cars that customers have used to trade in for brand new ones. Look for ones of the same brand as the dealership. You might be able to find one that has only had one owner, which is a definite plus!

Alternatively, you might start checking your local classified ads to find a car for your kid to use. Utilize both print publications and online ones to maximize your search.

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Once you have found a vehicle you are considering, check out the suggested price to be sure that it is in the appropriate range for the year, make and model of the vehicle. Don’t forget about any option packs that might be added on or other factors that will influence the value.

Use A Qualified Mechanic For An Inspection

An accident report is essential as is an inspection. Many people overlook the inspections, though they are one of the most important things associated with purchasing a used car. You can have a qualified mechanic check over several points regarding the operation of the vehicle.

Although not a guarantee that nothing will malfunction, these inspections can reveal a great deal of valuable information. The tires, alignment, brakes and more are inspected. You might use the information to negotiate a lower price or to take care of certain repairs immediately. The information will pay for itself in this way!

You want to know that your child is driving around in a safe and dependable vehicle. Check out the history of the specific car you are planning to buy and of the line, in general, to be sure that no recalls occurred. Also, have a skilled mechanic perform a full diagnostic inspection for you. These steps will help to ensure your kids are getting a good car that you can trust.

Car Craft offers a full inspection report to help you determine whether the car is a good option for you and your driver
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Drive safe,
Tony Diemand
Car Craft Automotive
1962 Windsor Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5
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Truck and Car Air Conditioning Repair Tips

Truck and Car Air Conditioning Repair Tips

If your air conditioning in your car or truck is acting up, then before you take it to the garage for some air conditioning repairs, there are a few things that you could try at home. Often, your air conditioning will break because of a damaged switch or thermostat and depending on the make and model of the car that’s an easy thing to sort out.

 

Give Your Air Conditioning a Performance Check

 

If your vehicle air conditioner doesn’t run well, then this can lead to refrigerant break down, and to wear and tear on the compressor as grime and dirt infects the rest of the unit. If you don’t notice this and fix it early on then, you’ll end up in a difficult position – because a damaged compressor can be a costly repair.

That’s why it’s important to check the status of your air conditioner the moment you start experiencing problems. Weak airflow, for example, isn’t just going to make you hot and sweaty – it’s something that can be incredibly problematic for the unit itself, but the cause is easy to fix.

Check for mold and mildew in the evaporator core (or pay someone to do it for you) and the vents, if you can clean them, do so.  Check any hoses attached to the unit. Sometimes, they can come loose so they don’t blow as strongly as they should.  Check the fans, too – ball bearing fans break easily, and if one of them isn’t blowing then the air flow for the whole unit will be poor.

Check the seals, too – sometimes they can break down and let air escape. If a seal has broken, take your car to get  unit repaired – because even one broken seal compromises the entire unit.

 

Poor Temperature Control

 

If your air conditioning seems to be working, but is just not very cold, or starts cold and then gets warm again, this could be a sign of a blown fuse, a vacuum leak, a failed condenser or any one of a number of other symptoms.

If you have a situation where moisture and refrigerant can mix, then you could be at risk of some pretty serious issues with your air conditioning unit because they can cause corrosive chemicals to eat away at seals and tubes. Depending on which parts are damaged, the repair process could be lengthy.

The best option for you, as a vehicle owner, is to take good care of the unit from day one and to get the performance of the unit checked regularly. If you notice issues, get them looked at as soon as possible. It’s better to have one of our mechanics inspect your air conditioning  – when your unit is just ‘not as cold as it used to be’ than it is to wait until it’s broken.

Schedule an air conditioning inspection before the weather is scorching.

Keeping You saf,
Tony Diemand
Car Craft Automotive
Your Home Town Garage,
1962 Windsor Rd
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4R5
Contact Us: 250-860-7444

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