How to Inspect a Used Car for Purchase

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  • Published on:  Saturday, January 9, 2016
  • Learn how to inspect a used car for purchase. I show you everything you need to know on how to inspect a used car for the first time when the owner is not around to give you a test drive. If you see a used car for sale on the side of the road and want to know if it is worth contacting the owner for a test drive, I go though all of the things you want to inspect. This way you wont waste your time if the car is no good.

    Link to the downloadable ChrisFix Used Car Inspection Checklist:

    Episode 1: The "Side of the Road Inspection":
    Episode 2: What is the car worth?:
    Episode 3 Engine Inspection:
    Episode 4: Interior & Exterior Inspection:
    Episode 5: Test Drive and Negotiation:

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  • ChrisFix
    ChrisFix  3 years ago +661

    Just a few bits of info for everyone who is asking in the comments section:
    1.) Those are plate covers not plates. I use them in all of my videos to protect the owner's privacy (and my own privacy). They go on with tape before I film. The real plates are under them.
    2.) This is only part 1 of the series, in part two I meet with the owner to inspect the car:
    3.) I have a new series with buying a parts car Jaguar here:
    4.) You can follow me here for updates and other cool projects:

  • DoxTer StockMan
    DoxTer StockMan  2 days ago

    I can't see anything in video 🙄
    Black Screen 😑

  • Jamarion Green
    Jamarion Green  4 days ago

    Do not buy used cars buy new cars from the dealer because new cars are in better shape than used cars

  • Jamarion Green
    Jamarion Green  4 days ago

    There is scratches on the passenger and driver side you must have missed that

  • tyler13jack
    tyler13jack  6 days ago +1

    Frank Jaguar selling a Jaguar sounds fishy no? hahaha

  • Deck Saleen
    Deck Saleen  6 days ago +1

    Great video ☺️🙌🙌🙌🙌

  • Leam D
    Leam D  7 days ago

    Should never buy a jaguar especially not as a commuter. Least reliable cars made. Problem number one and should walk away.

  • D. Scott Gilbertsen
    D. Scott Gilbertsen  7 days ago +1

    Just saw the car on the side of the road except your channel name is on rear placard. Lol! Pretty basic stuff!

  • Max
    Max  7 days ago

    Yeah...even though it's in a public space, I don't think I'd touch it without the owner.

  • o h n o b r o
    o h n o b r o  7 days ago

    Saw this in finance class

  • Doug Allen
    Doug Allen  7 days ago

    Always check inspection sticker if in a state that has them,,see when it's due,,if it's over due or in need of inspection the time you look at it be cautious,,alot of people sell cars when it's time to be inspected or way over due because it w ont pass and the reason could be costly and this is why they sell it.I have asked the owner to have it inspected first then I would buy it,,if they refuse,leave

  • Kamdyn Eisele
    Kamdyn Eisele  7 days ago

    Check for aftermarket parts! This include head/tail-lights, door handles, etc.

  • Captain Jack
    Captain Jack  7 days ago

    Now, why are you lying to us? You stated in the previous video and showed as well that you went over the car and gained information about it. These are BS video's!

  • Shane & Shaun's Daily life

    At 1:09, When checking the interior, I just hope the car I'm checking out isn't tinted.....

  • Patrick Lazard
    Patrick Lazard  7 days ago +1

    Also from Jersey myself lol

  • Patrick Lazard
    Patrick Lazard  7 days ago +1

    From NJ eh? Lol i peeped the inspection sticker lol

  • Jason Campbell
    Jason Campbell  7 days ago

    Here's a tip. Don't look at a car at dusk, or in the dark, easy to miss stuff. Once inside of car look at where seat belts bolt to chassis, if there's rust walk away. You have a bunch of excellent tips. Also if your not sure take someone like Chris with you.

  • Classypooh
    Classypooh  7 days ago +2

    I’ve literally never seen this car before, I’m seeing it for the first time with you guys
    chrisfix license plate

  • Ken Hurley
    Ken Hurley  7 days ago

    I'm taking your cheat sheet to the auto auction.

  • xadam2dudex
    xadam2dudex  14 days ago

    Wait ...this is the first time you've seen it ? Then you put the Chris Fix plate over the licenses plate to protect the innocent ?