It is always a great feeling to own a car; it does not matter if it is a used car or a new car. People in India are crazy about cars and the second hand cars are a huge hit in the Indian markets as the prices are really nominal and the cars are pretty decently maintained by most of the people.
If you are learning to drive and if you are not very particular about the age of the car, then you will have to consider buying a used car. All the major cities in India have a good collection of used cars. Many online sale ads are put up for used cars in Mumbai by owners. Many people actually prefer buying used cars from Mumbai as they are mostly well maintained and are much cheaper than the other states.
Here are some really important things that you should be checking before you buy used cars in India.
- Get the Car‘s Documents and Condition Checked: Before you agree to make the payment, you will have to very carefully get the car inspected with the help of a mechanic and ensure that everything is intact. If there are any minor issues, then it can be fixed. If the mechanic finds that there is a serious problem with the car, then it’s better to cancel the agreement to buy the car. If things are ok, then you have to check all the necessary documents of the car like the RC book, insurance, and emission test. Once everything seems fine, you may proceed to the next step.
- RC Transfer: You can now transfer the RC (Registration Certificate) from the old owner to your name. In order to do this, you will have to fill and submit Form 29-30, which is issued by RTO at the Jurisdiction that you stay in. This form needs to be signed by both the parties – you and the previous owner. After the form submission is done, the RTO will initiate the transfer process. You will be receiving the receipt in a matter of 20 days and you will receive the new RC copy with the updated information in less than 2 months.
- Insurance Transfer: It is really very important to have a valid insurance policy in your name just like having the RC transferred to your name. If the RC is in your name and the insurance is in the name of the previous owner, then the insurance will be invalid, therefore make sure the insurance is transferred to your name.
- Service the Car before You Start Driving: One more important thing is to get the car well serviced. If required, replace new parts. It may cost you some extra bucks, but it will be well worth the investment.