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BUYING USED CARS TIPS. FINDING A CAR MUST MEET YOUR NEEDS- TYPE OF CAR-HOW WILL YOU BE USING IT PRICE RANGE- HOW MUCH YOU HAVE TO SPEND OTHER COSTS-INSURANCE-REGISTRATION-SALE TAX. COMPARING CARS. MUST FIND AT LEAST TWO CARS SIMILAR IN MAKE MODEL AND CLOSE IN AGE TO DO A GOOD COMPARISON

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Buying used cars tips

BUYING USED CARSTIPS

  • FINDING A CAR

  • MUST MEET YOUR NEEDS- TYPE OF CAR-HOW WILL YOU BE USING IT

  • PRICE RANGE- HOW MUCH YOU HAVE TO SPEND

  • OTHER COSTS-INSURANCE-REGISTRATION-SALE TAX


Comparing cars

COMPARING CARS

  • MUST FIND AT LEAST TWO CARS

  • SIMILAR IN MAKE MODEL AND CLOSE IN AGE TO DO A GOOD COMPARISON

  • OFFICIAL PUBLICATIONS FOR COMPARING PRICES ARE

  • KELLY’S BLUE BOOK, EDMUND’S


What to compare

WHAT TO COMPARE

  • MILEAGE 10K TO 12K AVERAGE

  • TYPE OF MILEAGE

  • GARAGE KEPT VS. NO GARAGE

  • ACCESSORIES CD PLAYER, POWER

  • LS, GS, GT ALL HAVE DIFFERENT PACKAGES FOR ACCESSORIES


Phone call questions

PHONE CALL QUESTIONS

  • ACCIDENTS

  • SERVICE RECORD

  • MECHANICAL WORK DONE

  • ORIGINAL OWNER

  • WHY SELLING CAR

  • TYPE OF DRIVING DONE

  • TEENAGER DRIVE THE CAR

  • LET MECHANIC LOOK AT CAR


Checking car out

CHECKING CAR OUT

  • EXTERIOR OF CAR FROM ALL ANGLES

  • INSIDE AND OUT SIDE FOR UNUSUAL WEAR

  • LOOK FOR CHANGES IN COLOR OF PAINT

  • LOOK INSIDE TRUNK AND UNDER WHEEL WELLS

  • CHECK INSIDE OF DOORS

  • LOOK AT ENGINE


Start car

START CAR

  • LOOK AT THE ENGINE RUN

  • CHECK EXHAUST

  • DRIVE THE CAR

  • ACCELERATE AT DIFFERENT RATES

  • BRAKE AT DIFFERENT RATES

  • HAVE MECHANIC OR SOMEONE WITH AUTO BACKGROUND LOOK AT HE CAR


Make an offer

MAKE AN OFFER

  • START LOW THIS MAY DEPEND ON SUPPLY AND DEMAND

  • GIVE A DEPOSIT (CHECK) AFTER YOU AGREE ON A PRICE

  • YOU WILL THEN HAVE TO GET A BANK CHECK FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE PAYMENT

  • HAVE OWNER BRING CAR TO YOU


Paper work

PAPER WORK

  • CALL INSURANCE COMPANY

  • MAKE, MODEL,YEAR OF CAR

  • GET A COPY OF INSURANCE


Completing the deal

COMPLETING THE DEAL

  • SELLER GIVES YOU THE TITLE, SIGNED, WITH ODOMETER READING,DATE

  • YOU GIVE THE SELLER THE CHECK ONLY AFTER YOU GET THE TITLE


Register the car

REGISTER THE CAR

  • BRING TO MVS

  • INSURANCE CARD

  • TITLE

  • CHECK FOR SALES TAX

  • YOU HAVE TEN DAYS TO DO THIS

  • INSPECTION 14 DAYS OR TIME LEFT ON STICKER


Registration

REGISTRATION

  • NJ RESIDENT WHO OWNS A CAR 17YRS OLD

  • SAME IDEA AS WITH LICENSE

  • MUST BE WITH CAR AT ALL TIMES

  • ALSO INSURANCE I.D.

  • FINE FOR NOT HAVING THESE WITH YOU $100 MAX


Registration steps

REGISTRATION STEPS

  • APPLICATION

  • PROOF OF OWNERSHIP (TITLE)

  • SALES TAX

  • INSURANCE POLICY NO.

  • REGISTRATION IS GOOD FOR ONE YEAR


Registration renewal

REGISTRATION RENEWAL

  • EVERY YEAR

  • SAME MONTH

  • STATE SENDS FORM, YOU MUST SEND IT BACK WITH CHECK


License plates

LICENSE PLATES

  • TWO PLATES (REAR MUST HAVE LIGHT) VISIBLE AT 50’

  • 12” TO 48”

  • MUST BE KEPT CLEAN (SNOW)

  • LOST OR STOLEN

  • REPORT TO POLICE GET NEW ONES AT MVS (KEEP COPY OF THE REPORT)


Old plates

OLD PLATES

  • YOU MAY TRANSFER THEM TO ANOTHER CAR OF SAME TYPE

  • IF YOU DON’T NEED THEM, TURN THEM IN TO MVS AND GET A RECEIPT


Inspection

INSPECTION

  • EVERY TWO YEARS

  • SAME MONTH AS FIRST TIME

  • BRING LICENSE,REGISTRATION,INSURANCE CARD

  • IF YOU FAIL INSPECTION, YOU HAVE UNTIL THE END OF THE FOLLOWING MONTH TO FIX IT


Penalties forged or counterfeit plates

PENALTIESFORGED OR COUNTERFEIT PLATES

FINE UP TO $500

UP TO 60 DAYS JAIL

AND/OR

LICENSE SUSPENSION


Expired inspection

EXPIRED INSPECTION

  • MAY FINE YOU $100-$200

  • AND/OR JAIL 30 DAYS

  • REGISTRATION WILL BE REVOKED


Turning right

TURNING RIGHT


Right turn procedure

RIGHT TURN PROCEDURE

  • 1- RT. TURN SIGNAL 100 FT.

  • 2- MOVE INTO RIGHT LANE

  • 3- SLOW DOWN

  • 4- TURN STEERING WHEEL TO RIGHT WHEN FRONT BUMPER PASSES THE INTERSECTING CURB

  • 5- ACCELERATE GRADUALLY ALLOWING WHEEL TO SLIDE BACK THROUGH YOUR HANDS


Buying used cars tips

  • 1- TURN FROM RIGHT LANE INTO CORRESPONDING RIGHT LANE

  • 2- THIS ALLOWS A PERSON FROM THE OTHER DIRECTION TO MAKE A LEFT TURN INTO THE OUTSIDE LANE


Left turns

LEFT TURNS


Left turn

LEFT TURN

1- LEFT LANE ( LANE NEAREST THE CENTER OF THE ROAD

2- GET AS CLOSE TO THE CENTER LINE AS POSSIBLE

3- TURN INTO LANE NEAREST THE CENTER OF THE ROAD (LEFT LANE

Tip- if you have to wait, do it with your wheels straight ahead


Left turn1

LEFT TURN


Insurance

INSURANCE

LIABILITY (SPLIT LIMITS)

PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION

UNINSURED MOTORIST


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