Every year, the demand for motorcycles is increasing. And along with its demand, the price is also growing. More people consider buying second-hand vehicles because it’s affordable and beneficial. You can get high-end bikes at affordable prices, but you’ve to spend time searching for a good deal.
Here are some things you should check if you buy second-handed motorcycle at your door (รับซื้อรถมอเตอร์ไซค์ถึงบ้าน, which is the term in Thai)
1. Initial Research:
It is essential to do your research. Look for bikes that are appropriate for your riding requirements. We also recommend talking to experts and looking for online reviews of the motorcycle you are considering buying. If you don’t know a lot about motorcycles, increase your research!
You should check all the necessary documents if you’re buying a second-hand vehicle. Check all the documents, such as the registration certificate, pollution under control certificate, bike insurance policy, etc. You may face legal issues later if you don’t have these documents. Make sure you transfer these documents to your name after purchasing the bike.
3. Check Out The Bike:
Before you make a purchase, physically check the bike! Check its paint, scratches, and any wear and tear. Look out for any fluid leakages or damages in the outer body. Shallow scratches are ok, but dents can be severe, so keep a keen eye on such things. You might have to replace the old bulbs if they don’t work fine, so check out the headlight bulb, indicators, and tail lights too!
4. Servicing Record:
since you will be paying a considerable sum of money for the motorcycle, check its service record. Take note of how many times the bike has gone for servicing and for what reasons.
5. Bike’s VIN:
Most people overlook checking the VIN. VIN stands for vehicle identification number, and it is a unique serial number used to identify a vehicle legally. Cross-check the number printed as VIN onto the steering neck section of the frame with the VIN provided on the official title. If these two numbers don’t match, there is some serious issue. Never buy a vehicle in this case.
Other than these basics, always go for a test drive and seek the help of experts if required. It is a considerable investment, so make sure you take all precautions. Once you are sure of the model and have a good deal, go for it and get your motorcycle on a budget!