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Fourteen point check List

This is a fourteen point check list
For when you buy a car
First question you should ask
Does it have full service history or part
The next important question
Has the Cam belt ever been changed
And do you have any receipts
To show me when it was arranged
Check for codes and errors
Held in the ECU
It may be clean and tidy
But they might be hiding a few

Now check that clutch
For usual wear and tear
Is it riding at the top
If so you should be aware
Check the oil, fuel and water
For any kind of leaks
Cause this could cost more money
And leave your pockets empty
Check all the fluid levels
Make sure there all topped up
It’s a sign that it’s been looked after
By the seller you’re buying it off

An early head gasket failure 
Could cost more than the car is worth
So open up that oil cap
And check for creamy stuff
Listen to that engine
Make sure there’s no strange tunes
Check that steering properly
The brakes and all the tubes
Listen for failed wheel bearings
You will hear a whirling noise
If one of these is wearing
It aggravates and annoys

Check for too much smoke
And the exhaust while you can
Because MOT emissions
Are getting stricter with their plans
Have a visual check of course
Of the outside of the motor
Last but least test all the lights
And never let them chauffeur
Take a friend or mechanic
And look for signs of damage
Be wise and look up a guiding price
Make sure the vehicles within those sights
Hpi check is always satisfation
It may cost you a little more
But its very instant action

© Copyright KC.Leake
2nd October 2015
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Date: 11/4/2015 11:05:00 AM
Oh MY! Think I'll save up a little (lot) longer and then buy it almost new... Wow! You do know your cars... And you made it seem so simple to do...
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Date: 11/8/2015 12:33:00 PM
Hoped it helped in some way Carol, Thanks for the visit Best Wishes Kevin
Date: 10/5/2015 11:42:00 PM
Wise words indeed Kevin:-)We don't have an MOT on the Island but I still get my car checked out every year without fail. hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/6/2015 1:06:00 PM
Only across the water on the Isle of Man Kevin:-) If a car is imported and over 3 yrs old it has to go through a 'manx test' after that there is no MOT:-) hugs Jan xx
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kevin leake
Date: 10/6/2015 12:55:00 PM
That must be some Island Jan, No MOT that sounds great!!! Glad you liked it!!! Best Wishes Kevin
Date: 10/5/2015 4:00:00 PM
My goodness. Now I know who to call on if I have car problems. YOu made a great list for us!!
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kevin leake
Date: 10/6/2015 12:52:00 PM
Andrea don't call me call RAC!!! Thanks for the read hope it helps!! Best Wishes Kevin
Date: 10/5/2015 3:13:00 PM
I will buying a new vehicle at the start of next year. I will keep all this in mind. Thanks for sharing your knowledge Kevin.
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kevin leake
Date: 10/6/2015 12:50:00 PM
Your welcome Tim, Hope it helps you, to make the right choice!!! Best Wishes Kevin
Date: 10/5/2015 1:51:00 PM
Did you just acquire a new ride? Something inspired this well-thought of list that is so cleverly expressed. I was exhausted at the end by all I had to do, but you are spot on and it was such a good read ... CayCay
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kevin leake
Date: 10/6/2015 12:49:00 PM
Thanks Caycay, For the read and comments, sorry you feel exhausted too many pointers perhaps!! Glad you enjoyed though!! Best Wishes Kevin
Date: 10/5/2015 12:02:00 PM
- You're just as "clever as me" ....... :))) - It is never my husband who buys car ..... it is my task :))) - A great list, Kevin! - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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kevin leake
Date: 10/5/2015 12:53:00 PM
Thanks for the read and comments Anne, Now I know that you can check my car over too!!! Best Wishes Kevin
Date: 10/5/2015 11:47:00 AM
Good advice Kevin. 7
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kevin leake
Date: 10/5/2015 12:54:00 PM
Thanks Deborah, Nice to hear from you again, I appreciate the feed back God bless Kevin