Buying a second-hand car?

Why you need an independent Condition Report!

1 June 2021

How Can condition report assist vehicle seller

Buying a second-hand car? Why you need an independent Condition Report!

While venturing into the second-hand car market may be a daunting task for many, it is a sensible solution to procuring the wheels you need in a tight economy. If you are nervous about taking the step, an independent vehicle condition report may be exactly what you need to confidently make an informed decision on the purchase of a second-hand vehicle

What is a Condition Report?

A condition report is a comprehensive digitalised and image rich report that informs a potential buyer of the technical status of a vehicle. The value of such a report comes to the fore in the fact that the vehicle has been independently inspected by an expert that has no bias towards the seller or prejudice towards the buyer. It simply provides you with an impartial report on the actual condition of the vehicle so that there are no surprises waiting for you once you receive the keys.

DEKRA Automotive is a trusted name in the field of Condition Reports, having been operational in South Africa since 2008 with branches across the country. Visit our website to find a branch closest to you.

How the Condition Report works:

Contact the closest branch to you, to make a booking. One of our qualified vehicle inspectors first test the brake efficiency of the vehicle, followed by a visual inspection of the vehicle interior, exterior, undercarriage and mechanical condition of the vehicle. For a small extra fee, a Vehicle Diagnostic can be performed to check for any error codes stored on the vehicles control units. Once completed the report is quality checked and then supplied electronically to the client.

The best time to do a condition report is once you have narrowed your choice in vehicle, down to the one you want. You should subject the vehicle to a condition report before any serious price negotiations ensue. The report will provide you with the information you need to determine whether the vehicle is worth the price and if there are any aspects that need to be addressed. It is therefore, highly recommended to do the condition report before signing on the dotted line.

For more information on getting a condition report for your vehicle, visit DEKRA.

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