What a great disappointment would it be, if you buy a snowmobile and later you learn that it was a used one and you’ve made a fool out of yourself? You need to be an educated buyer and need to learn the difference between a brand new and a used, old snowmobile.
A used sled would do no good to you as, you would not be able to enjoy its benefits, and rather it would be a headache to drag it down the road. You need not doubt every seller and take him to be a shyster who wants to sell his used sled. Instead, you need to ask the following questions and prevent the buying of a motoneige usagée.
Pick up the playing field
As you buy the sled, you need to be aware of he seller. You must avoid the seller that creates urgency and forces you to purchase it. You need to make sure that you have a look at the sled in an area that is well-lit. It’s even recommended to take a test drive, before buying. Sweep away all the snow on the sled and clean it to have a clear look. You also need to take in account the sales tax fees. A significant amount can be charged in a dealer-to-person sale, so keep in mind the sales tax.
Don’t go on looks
A freshly painted sled can be great to look at. But, you must also inspect the bolts and the nuts of the machine. Look for the rusted parts of the sled and inspect carefully. A rust pipe in the sled could mean that the sled was not taken proper care of and was stored outside without any cover.
Other hidden parts
Always check the sled’s rear suspension. Make sure it is free from concealed damage and shocks. Check that the sled is corrosion free. Keep your eye at the cross-shafts that are cracked and the bent components. A sled that has damaged grauser bars and track windows are likely to break down. If the bulkhead of the sled is damaged, it means that it has suffered hard landings and major collisions. Keep a check on the chain case ad see if it sis properly oiled. Also, you need to take care of the stud marks on the heat exchangers which could be the cause of a leakage.
No extra payment for accessories
A seller may hike up the price of the sled by justifying the accessories that he is ready to give with it. But, you don’t need to pay extra for it. If a seller provides you with an after-market pipe and you don’t need it, there’s no point to pay money for it. Always ask the seller for the stock component. It would help you to regain money while driving the sled down the road.
A seller may indulge you into paying extra and may hike up the price of the sled. But, if you follow the above-mentioned techniques, you will surely be on an advantageous side while buying the sled. Keeping in mind these techniques you can buy the best sled in a minimal cost.