Question & Answer

Ask a Question
Search for an Answer

what are the normal security measures to be checked while purchasing a new car

Published On : 2016-10-04 01:26:41.0 g jayakar
Category : Car alarms
Answers for this Question

You are obviously excited about the delivery of your new car, but WAIT! Many have paid a huge price for the resultant haste, and its best to take some necessary precautions before driving away in your new machine.

Before Registration:
We recommend visiting the dealerships stockyard and checking your car prior to registration. Once it is registered in your name, there is little you can do. Check the car manufacturing month / year, especially when buying in the first quarter of any year. Ascertain that the year of manufacturing is current, and the month is recent. Best way is to ask the dealer for the "Form 22" certificate (issued by the manufacturer). You will find the engine / chassis numbers on this certificate, while the month / year of manufacture are on the "road-worthiness" certificate (part of Form 22).
 If the odometer is disconnected, in all probability, the allocated car has been used as a test-drive vehicle. Also check for any repair jobs / body damage; damage to some cars is inevitable in transit and most repair work is glaringly obvious. 

IMPORTANT : Check the tax calculations on the dealership invoice. Overcharging for RTO / octroi / lifetime taxes is a popular scam at many Indian dealerships. Pay only the actual charges due to the authorities and not a rupee more. 

1.Confirm: The date of delivery with your dealership. It is best to go there only after the car has been prepared and is ready. If you have a preference for a particular day / time (for auspicious reasons), inform the sales person. 
2.Daylight: We recommend accepting delivery in broad daylight, since the dark can conceal a lot. You may also not get good service in the evening since dealership personnels are in a hurry to wrap the day up. 
3.Documentation: Ascertain that you carry all required documentats with you. This may include forms, receipts etc. 
4.Payments: If any payment formalities are to be completed, carry along the relevant PDC’s / Cash / Credit Cards. 
5.Third Person: It’s always a good idea to take a relative / friend along for suggestions, observations and comments. 
6.Memories: Take a camera along. 
7.Music: Carry a CD / cassette if your car is equipped with a stereo. 
8.Gift: Take a token gift along for the sales guy. 

At the Showroom:
1.Be Courteous: Don’t bully around. It’s a nice happy moment and the sales staff is as excited as you are. Treat them with respect, and you will get better service. 
2.Get a Demo: Part of the salesperson's job is to acquaint you with your new car's features and how each one operates. Ask him to demonstrate the car fully, and top to bottom, in order to understand how everything works on the vehicle. 
3.Visit the Service Department: We recommend meeting the service manager and getting familiar with the service center facilities. 

Final Inspection:
1.Check the car again: A lot could have happened between the pre-registration inspection and today. It’s best to walk around the car and ascertain that the car is super clean! Look for any signs of repair work / damage such as paint difference, dents etc. Even the interiors should be squeaky clean.
2. Check that all lights and electric accessories are working fine. 
3. Confirm that all the accessories you ordered are fitted on the car. 
4. Check that the spare wheel is fresh. And that all related tools (spanner, jack etc.) are present. Are there wheel locks? If so, ensure that the lug key is there in the car. 
5. Misc : Wipers, floor matting, first-aid kit & hazard sign. 
6. Ensure that there is enough fuel in the car. At least to get you to the nearest petrol pump. 
7. Somehow, most new cars are delivered with over-inflated tyres by the showroom. Check the tyre pressure and make the necessary adjustments. 
8. Tally your car's registration number on the R.C. Book, with the number plate. Dealers are known for their carelessness here. 

1.Read the paperwork! Don't take anybody's word for anything. Make sure all the blanks in the contract are filled in.
2.Invoice. (Check that the Chassis and Engine number of the car matches with the Invoice and / or Challan).
3.Sales certificate. 
4.All payment receipts. 
5.Registration book or temporary certificate (Some States). Is

test on 2016-10-05 10:29:29.0
Post Your Answer
3000 Characters Left

Related Asked Questions

  • I am planning to buy new swift dzire 2017 vxi model. The dealer says gear lock is not approved by Maruti for this model. please suggest if I should go for a local mechanic for gear lock

    Published On :2017-11-19 15:44:24.0 ANUPAM MISHRA
    Category : Car-alarms

    Thank you for showing confidence in our services & writing to us.

    It's good to hear that you're planning to buy a car & thank you for making us a part of it.

    Maruti Dzire is the compact sedan based on the Swift hatchback and among the top-selling cars in India. In its latest 2017 avatar, the Dzire has got a very sensible and proportioned design. Quality of the interiors has also taken a massive leave and Maruti should be credited for liberating more cabin space inside. In fact, 2017 Dzire is now one of the most spacious cars in its segment.

    Under the hood, Petrol Dzire is powered by 1.2-liter K-series engine making 83PS/113Nm while the diesel Dzire comes with 1.3-liter DDiS motor putting out 75PS along with 190 Nm of max torque. Both of these engine choices are available with 5-speed manual as well as automated manual transmission (AMT).

    Click here - Maruti DZire Hits and Misses

    Coming to the query, we won't suggest you to go for the after-market gear lock as it might invite hassle in future or can even void the warranty of the car.

    Furthermore, you can get in touch with other authorized service center to have more clarification on this.

    Click here - Find Car Service Centers in Your City

    Apologies for not being of much help here.

  • In the Maruti Alto K10, ABS and EBD are present?

    Published On :2017-10-10 11:42:05.0 By Arun
    Category : Car-alarms

    Thank you for trusting in our services & writing to us.

    Maruti Alto K10 is powered by the 1.0-litre K-series motor, the Alto K10 puts out 68PS of max power and 90Nm of peak torque. Available with an option of a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automated manual transmission (AMT is only available with the top-spec VXi trim), the Alto K10 returns an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 24.07kmpl with both the transmission options. It is also available in a CNG manual variant.

    Click here - Maruti Alto K10 Expert Review

    It offers goodies such as air conditioning, front power windows, power steering, central locking, double-din audio system, among others across its three variants. As for the safety features, the K10 comes with optional drive airbag starting from the base LX trim. However, it misses out features like ABS or EBD in it.

    Moreover, to have the information on your finger-tips, you may also download our mobile application which is available on Windows, iOS and Android.

    Feel free to reach our experts by calling on our toll free number i.e. 1800-200-3000 from Mon-Fri (10 AM - 7 PM) or write to us at Our team will be more than happy to help you.

  • beat petrol december 2010 Euro 3 norms or euro 4 norms

    Published On :2017-10-03 14:44:19.0 By Arun
    Category : Car-alarms

    CarDekho is one-stop destination for all your automobile related questions!

    We would advise you to check the RC / Insurance paper of the car as it will be having the details of emission norms.

    Apologies for not being of much help here.

  • need of rear defogger in cars

    Published On :2017-10-03 15:09:30.0 By Arun
    Category : Car-alarms

    CarDekho is the one-stop solution for your all needs related to cars.

    Unfortunately, we do not deal in spare parts of vehicles as of now. So, we would recommend you to get in touch with the nearest authorized service center as they will be the better person to assist you further.

    Click here - Car service center in your city

    Apologies for not being of much help here.

  • how do I stop the notification of car dekho

    Published On :2017-09-25 13:42:41.0 By Arun
    Category : Car-alarms

    Thank you for using our services and we appreciate your association with CarDekho.

    In order to assist you in right direction, we would like to know whether you wish to unsubscribe your e-mail ID if you are receiving any notifications from our end.

    Or, if you wish to remove your car advertisement then simply log in our website with your login credentials and in "My Account" section on our website go to "My Uploaded Cars", there is an option available for "Listed Cars" (click) and thereby you can deactivate your car advertisement by clicking on "Delete".

    If you are getting any email communications from our end then you can easily unsubscribe from the same. There is a link available in the email "Unsubscribe from this email". You simply need to click on that particular link.

    Apart from this, if you are planning to buy any new car then you can visit our website and you can place an inquiry for the car.

    You may also reach to us on our toll free number i.e. 1800-200-3000 from Mon-Fri (10 AM - 7 PM) or write to us at Our team will be more than happy to help you.





Please tell us your city

It will help us serve you better content and best deals

eg. Mumbai, Gurgaon, Delhi
My Comparison