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The Ultimate Guide for Buying a Second-Hand Two-Wheeler

The Ultimate Guide for Owning a Second-Hand Two-Wheeler

Bikes and scooters are a popular choice of vehicles especially in a country like India, where the traffic is usually heavy and unpredictable. If you are planning to buy a two-wheeler, you got to first understand your needs. Is it for everyday use? Or will this two-wheeler be your backup option? Will you be using it for inter or intra city travelling? How often will you use it?

With the planned usage for your two-wheeler in mind, you can start researching the two-wheeler manufacturers in the market. Find out about the models they offer, what are the features, prices, etc. A key factor that will influence your purchase decision is your budget. Sometimes, buying a second-hand two-wheeler may not be a bad option. Here are a few things you should keep in mind before making the purchase of a second-hand bike or scooter.

1. Find the right re-seller
Perform a thorough research and find out potential places from where you can buy a two-wheeler. This could be through a private sale or local dealer that you have heard of. The best way; however, would be to ask your friends or acquaintances who are willing to sell their two-wheeler. This way you will know the owner and can gauge the exact condition of the bike as well.

2. Find the right bike
Even if you like the features of a bike, don’t forget to scrutinize its parts and conditions. A few things that you should check are damages (if any), the average cost of the bike, the working conditions of brakes and clutch etc.  You could also check for oil leakages, any corrosion and tyre defects.

Inspecting the bike will help you understand if it has any flaws based on which you can negotiate a reasonable and fair price of the two-wheeler. If not, you can ask the seller to repair those flaws before closing the deal.

3. Paperwork
It is important for every bike or scooter to have a two-wheeler insurance policy. So, ask the seller to show you the policy documents along with the registration of the bike. This will also let you know how many hands the two-wheeler has changed. The two-wheeler should also have a No Objection Certificate (NOC) and Pollution Under Control (PUC) along with the two-wheeler insurance.

When buying a two-wheeler, there are a variety of options you can choose from, so you should compare and decide carefully. Buying a second-hand bike is a good idea if it can help you save on the amount you would have otherwise spent to buy a new bike! Once you decide and purchase the second-hand bike of your choice, ensure to always buy or renew your two-wheeler insurance. When renewing the two-wheeler insurance, you have the option to port it if you are unhappy with the benefits offered by your current two-wheeler insurance company.

Make sure you maintain and service your bike always, so that it’s always in the best condition.  Good luck with your search!

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