Frequently Asked Questions

JKM Motors has a wide variety of used cars/old cars in good shape with different models & variants.

We are building this FAQ based on the most frequent questions asked to customer service to assist our customers.

Buying A Used Car: What compromises the best decision?

First of all, chances are if you are in the market for a used car, you will come in contact with at least one automobile that was in an accident. The most important thing about buying a used car is that you know everything about the history of the car,including:

  • the number of previous owners
  • if the car was ever involved in an accident
  • any previous mechanical problems
  • the maintenance history of the car

One of the largest benefits of buying a used car is that you can often get a great deal and in many cases, the car you buy may even be relatively new. Successful used car buyers often are just as happy with their used car as new car buyers are with a new vehicle. But remember, the most common car-buying horror stories do involve the purchase of used cars. When you have a good idea of what kind of car best fits your needs and budget, you can begin your research on used cars.

Finding a Used Car?

You will find an assortment of makes and models on a used car lot.

There are several places to locate and buy a used car:

  • a used car dealership
  • a superstore dealership that specializes in used cars
  • many new car dealerships also sell used cars
  • online and print classifieds

1.Keep in mind that classified listings are used by both dealers and individuals to sell used cars. Some dealers even post their used cars on used car Web sites. Person-to-person transactions through people you know, or via online and print classifieds can be a good option if you want to avoid a dealership. No matter what option you go with, if you do decide to purchase a used car, there are four tasks that will increase your odds of success:

2.Have a mechanic put the car up on a lift for a full inspection and to check for damage -- anything that might indicate a previous accident or possibly flood damage.

3.Run a Vehicle History Report to get a full history of the car. It will include everything you need to know about the car including:

  • if it was ever salvaged, stolen or recalled
  • the number of previous owners
  • if it ever failed inspection
  • if someone tried to create a fraudulent odometer reading

Never sign an "As Is" statement. Many used car dealers will mix that in with the other paperwork you'll be asked to sign. As with anything that requires a signature, READ BEFORE YOU SIGN. You should have at least 30 days to make sure the car is in good condition. If you sign an "As Is" statement, once you drive the vehicle off the lot, anything that goes wrong is your problem.

Have your own financing and loan approvals ready before you go to buy the car. (This can also be good if you're planning on making a new car purchase.)

If you follow these simple instructions, your used car-buying experience should go smoothly. Remember that buying a used car from a dealership is similar to buying a new car from a dealership. You want to be armed with all the relevant information before you buy any car, new or used.

If you follow these simple instructions, your used car-buying experience should go smoothly. Remember that buying a used car from a dealership is similar to buying a new car from a dealership. You want to be armed with all the relevant information before you buy any car, new or used.

Addressing Problems After a Car Purchase

Once you've made your decision (and your purchase), you need to know what to do if you have any problems with your new car. Most new cars come with some kind of warranty. You'll be given the opportunity to purchase an extended warranty. Make sure you read the fine print. You may find that the extended warranty isn't worth the price. If you purchase a used car, it may still be under the manufacturer warranty, or you will have the option of purchasing an extended warranty. Whatever kind of warranty you end up with, know what is covered and what isn't. For instance, damage to the body of the car may be fixed free of charge under the warranty, but an automatic window that won't go up or down may not.

When you are going to be making a large purchase, don't leave anything to chance. The only way to improve your odds of getting the best deal possible is to know before you go. If you know what kind of car you want, what to expect to pay for it and what your rights are, you should have a positive car buying experience. So, do your homework and get ready to have fun on the open road! a

What to Know Before You Go Car Shopping?

The test drive plays a pivotal role in car buying.

Before you start thinking about fun thing¬s like whether you want a convertible or a sports car, you need to do some self-examination. First and foremost, you need to examine your budget. You should set a reasonable price range for the car and begin to eliminate cars that are out of that price range. As a potential car buyer, you need to be realistic, don't fantasize about a 50,00,000 car when your budget will just barely support a 20,00,000 price-tag. Also, remember that trying to figure out a way to buy a car that is outside your price range is really not a good idea. After all, it's not much fun to have a car if you can't afford to go places in it.

You also need to know about your own credit history. If there's something that you think the dealer will ask, that's certainly something you should be prepared to answer. Many of the promotions that you see on television are reserved just for people with excellent credit. So having a copy of your own credit report is important.

Finally, you need to know what your automobile needs are:

  • Do you need to haul heavy equipment? You may want to think about a pick-up truck.
  • Do you have a sizeable family or head up a carpool? You may want to think about a minivan, wagon or large sport utility vehicle (SUV).
  • Do you live in an area where you need four-wheel drive? You may want to think about an SUV with all-wheel or four-wheel drive.
  • Do you travel far or use the car rarely? If you log a lot of miles, you may want to research cars that get good gas mileage.
  • Do you have a towing requirement -- perhaps you need to tow a cattle trailer or are a frequent traveler to high-altitude ares? You may want to consider a heavy-duty pick-up truck or an SUV with a towing package.

There's a vast amount of choices for today's car buyer. Knowing what your autom¬obile needs are is the easiest way to begin eliminating some of those options. Eventually, with some additional research, you should be able to narrow the field down considerably.

When you figure out what car you want (or what cars you want to check out up-close-and-personal -- think "test-drive"), there are some things you want to learn about the car(s) so that you can get the best deal possible when you're ready to buy. You will need to know the average price of the car, so you won't overpay. You can get a good idea of the base price (the price of the car without any special options) by visiting different dealerships and comparing prices and by using the Internet to get price quotes. You should also get an idea of how much the dealer will add on for various options like air conditioning, a cd player or anti-lock brakes. If you can, try to find out what the dealer price is and negotiate up from that figure.

In addition to visiting dealerships to do your research, you should also be reading car reviews in magazines and online. You can learn which cars are given high marks for safety, which cars get the best gas mileage, and so on. Once you've narrowed your list down to a few possibilities, you should read as many reviews on those makes and models as you can.

Another good way to find out about a car is by simply asking your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Among all these people, you're bound to find someone that drives or has driven the make or model you're researching.

Finally, if you plan to trade in a car you already own, you want to know the price of your trade-in. Remember that some car dealers make big money paying you way too little for your trade-in. If you have enough information, no one will be able to take you for a ride!