What to check when buying a used car

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Sometimes you ask and the internet provides. When considering a used car, most of us are pretty clueless as to what to look for before you buy. Obviously, hiring a mechanic who can check out the car is the best court of action but there are things you can actually check yourself. I came across this image on reddit from a guy who asked his mechanic brother what he should be checking and I found it a helpful list for the average person.

Further down the post is a pdf from another guy named Chris which is a checklist for things to look for. He even has a handy video:

If you are currently on the hunt for a new used car, you may find the entire thread a worthwhile read.