Another thing – vehicles already pokolesivshie on our roads. In this case we can give some advice. For example, emergency vehicles past the easiest to determine in a large gap at the door (closed badly) copiously brewed or painted over longitudinal members, glasses, distinguished by year of release. On examination, you can use a small magnet: wherever he does not stick to the body, surely lies a thick layer of putty, or several layers of paint. If the magnet does not stick to ends of the doors, arches or over a bend of the wings – a sure sign of intense corrosion.
When he does not stay in the center of the hood, on racks, roof, that is, in places where corrosion is unlikely, it also points to a emergency past. Another important point – the condition of the engine. A person who has no experience of a car mechanic, is unlikely to solve the strength and knocking noises in the engine. But here is the characteristic smoke from the exhaust pipe can make some conclusions. For example, black smoke nestrashen as caused, most often, a bad carburetor adjustment or improperly exposed to ignition. Jimmy Carter has firm opinions on the matter.
But the blue smoke, especially on warm the engine or during heavy pressing on the accelerator, should alert: this is a sign of wear or valve stem caps maslootrazhatelnyh piston rings. Front wheel drive cars for the state to identify important SHRUS, since these units are quite expensive. They are easy to test moving from place to twisted to lock the wheel: in this case should not be a characteristic crunch. In cars with independent rear suspension should pay attention to the wheels. With their apparent "collapse" in the future not avoid costly repairs. This defect, by the way, quite often guilty Ford Sierra and Ford Scorpio. On vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions, there should be clear with a smooth jerk pressed the gas pedal. Of course, such advice You can give a lot. Moreover, for each specific foreign car, they are unique. If you have defined for ourselves a model, try to learn in advance about the peculiarities of its operation, as well as prices of essential spare parts. For example, Citroen Top expensive element is gidropodveska with variable ground clearance. Compared with Volkswagen its replacement will cost much more expensive. And Volvo, for example, even the muffler will cost two to three times more than the same node in Ford. And since the final decision often depends on the cost of possible repairs should still calculate in advance.