Signs that the car has been in an accident
• Indications that the car has been in an accident
Buying a car in the secondary market, no driver wants to get in his car, which has already been in an accident. Purchase of property in the vehicle with the past can be fraught with serious problems in the future. The worst thing is that this car is able to put on risk the lives of the driver and passengers. Fortunately, there are a few things right in the cabin, which with high probability will help to reveal the sad fate of the machine.
At the time of the sale of the car, who visited the accident, a lot of drivers, trying to hide the dark past of the vehicle, not to drop it in the price, and speed up the sales process. The objective reasons are pushing vendors such sense on a variety of tricks. Identify broken car can be extremely difficult, especially without professional assistance. However, there are some bright signs, which will help to find out whether the machine has not been in an accident, even a novice. And the most important thing is that all these signs are right in the cabin.
1. Steering Wheel
So the first thing you should pay your attention - it's the steering wheel. All modern machines it is hidden airbag that is guaranteed to fires in collision with car something. At the same time seriously damaged wheel cover, which subsequently have to change the owner. That's just to hide such a procedure is already extremely difficult. If the rear side of the steering housing has a puncture, it means that he changed. Also, the replacement show scratches and damage on the bolts. Finally, one can not compare the state of the steering wheel and the other elements of the interior. New Part immediately rushed into the eyes due to lack of wear and tear.
2. The front panel
All the same applies to the second airbags location - across from the passenger seat. After her firing is necessary to change not only the cartridge, but the entire front panel trim. If the machine is relatively old, the new instrument panel immediately struck by. Availability irregularities panel also shows the replacement.
3. The seat
Seats - is the next interior element, which is able to hint at the fact that the car traveled in a car accident. As the above elements, in the case of a serious accident it is often the case that the seat also need to change. First of all eyeing the fixing bolt. If they have a dismantling of tracks, it is the first sign that the seats were changed.
4. Other stuff
In addition to all the above you should pay attention to safety belts and thresholds. As a rule, the drivers do not change these elements unnecessarily. If it is obvious that they are new will not be superfluous to inquire for what reason are replaced. The latter, which can point to an accident - is the recent replacement of glass, although of course, the glass in cars fighting and without getting into an accident.