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Learn2 Check Out a Used Car (continued)
Step 6: Check the shock absorbers and lights

  • Walking around to each corner of the car, bounce the car up and down several times. When you release it, you should feel the car bounce back twice. Good shock absorbers will have no more than two bounces in them. More bounces mean shock absorber replacement.

  • Test all lights: brakelights, headlights and reverse lights. Do this before you take the car out. Also test the horn and turn signals.


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2TORIAL STEPS
Introduction
Step 1: Note your first impression
Step 2: Check the underside and tires
Step 3: Check under the hood
Step 4: Perform gauge and listening tests
Step 5: Check the oil and brake fluid
Step 6: Check the shock absorbers and lights
Step 7: Check for play
Step 8: Take it for a drive

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