Buying tips

Buying a used vehicle? Droom offers you the tips for doing so!

Know Your Requirements Well

Tips for buying a used vehicle online

Have a clear picture of the kind of vehicle that you are looking for and the amount that you would like to invest for buying it. Droom Discovery Tools can help you to decide the right kind of vehicle (Brand and model) and budget that you would like to buy based on your inputs. Tools like Total Cost of Ownership, EMI Calculator, Affordability Tool, and more will help in making a smart and informed used vehicle purchase

Properly Examine Interiors & Exteriors

Look for any signs of accidents like dents, new paints and more. Properly look around the vehicle to check for cracks in frame, rusting or welding. Check seat belts, covers and other accessories are working fine in case of a car. Check all the lights are working well and the locks are also in good condition.

Get Vehicle Inspected

Take help from a trustworthy mechanic and get the vehicle inspected. This will minimize chances of any unpleasant surprises after the purchase. Don’t inspect the vehicle in the rain, in poor light or at night. You can even contact with vehicle inspection service provider to get a verified document regarding the condition of the vehicle you have thought to purchase. You can get your vehicle inspected at specified time and date using ECO inspection.

Misleading Disclosures by the Seller

Seller may omit certain facts that are material and can change buyer’s view or buying decision about the vehicle, such as accident, usage of vehicle etc. Make sure the dealer is verified and trustworthy. Check Full Circle Trust Score of each vehicle listed at to know more about the vehicle. More the score the better it is.

Get the Vehicle Inspected

Examine the car using an inspection checklist. You can find checklists in magazines, books, and on websites that deal with used cars. Alternatively, you can book Droom’s Inspection service and know whether the vehicle is right for you or not.

Take a Test Drive

Test drive the vehicle under varied road conditions — on hills, highways, and in stop-and- go traffic, preferably in day-light.

Ask for the Documents of the Vehicle

Check the documents of the vehicle (Registration Certificate, Warranty if applicable, Maintenance records, Vehicle History if available, etc.) prior to making the final decision. a Examine the cars repair record, maintenance costs, safety and mileage ratings in consumer magazines or online.

Beware of Vehicle Cloning

Sometimes one vehicle is given the identity of another by replacing the number plates with those from an almost identical vehicle - same make, model and colour.

Stolen Vehicle

Cross verify the serial number on the RC and make it corresponds to the number on the vehicle.

Transfer of Ownership

Ask the seller to help in RC transfer. It is important to get the vehicle transferred on your name and also get the insurance papers.

Check for Any Loan

Before you buy a used vehicle make sure to check that there is no outstanding loan against it.

Know About the Price

Before finalizing the final price of the vehicle check Droom Orange Book Vale, India’s first and only pricing engine, to know a fair market value of the vehicle.

Take Care While Making Payment Online

Before entering payment card details on a website, ensure that the link is secure, in three ways:

  1. There should be a padlock symbol in the browser window frame, which appears when you attempt to log in or register. Be sure that the pad lock is not on the page itself ... this will probably indicate a fraudulent site.
  2. The web address should begin with ‘https://’. The ‘s’ stands for ‘secure’.
  3. If using the latest version of your browser, the address bar or the name of the site owner will turn green.

Some websites will redirect you to a third-party payment service (such as PayPal). Ensure that these sites are secure before you make your payment.

Droom offers wide range of used vehicles. Make your dream to buy a vehicle come true.