Buying a Used Vehicle? Don’t Forget to Check the Air Conditioning!
by Jamie Ruf
It’s common for people to purchase used vehicles in the Brisbane area. After all, you can save a lot of money if you purchase your vehicle pre-owned. But one thing you want to do when purchasing a used vehicle is to inspect the major components to ensure they are in good working order. Many people tend to overlook checking out the air conditioning unit, only to be surprised when they go to turn it on later after the purchase has been made.
If you are purchasing a used vehicle, you certainly want to know if the air conditioner is in good working order. With the warmer weather you will want to put it to use, but you will also want to save some money if you can. Always check the air conditioner when you are test driving or inspecting a used vehicle that you are considering purchasing. This is the best way to know what you are up against and what steps to take next.
If you really like the vehicle and you find that the air conditioner does not work, that doesn’t mean it has to be a deal breaker. You can always have the air conditioner fixed, so that you still get the used vehicle you want, but yet have a working air conditioner to provide comfort. If it doesn’t work and you are purchasing from a dealership, inquire about having it fixed, or if they offer any type of short warranty on the vehicle. You may be able to get them to fix it before you make the purchase, or use it as a bargaining tool to get them to lower the price some since you will have to immediately pay to have the air conditioner fixed.
Another option is to have a mechanic or air conditioning specialist take a quick look at the system to assess the problem. With this information, you will know how you want to proceed with the used car purchase and in your purchase price negotiating. Some people may report that the used vehicle air conditioner just needs to be re-gas, when in reality there may be other issues as well.
Whether you purchase the used vehicle and then need the air conditioner repaired, or you want an inspection of it before making the purchase, contact us at Keepin’ Cool. We help people all over the Brisbane area with mobile air conditioning services, and we can help you, too!