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Buying a car in Pakistan is not an easy task; car registration numbers are often forged, chassis numbers changed and engines tampered with to modify the condition of the car, its make and specifications. Therefore, factor in the following when you go car shopping.
A. For new and used cars:
- Verify all documents. This includes registration, insurance and taxation documents. This can be done by entering the registration or chassis numbers on The Citizens-Police Liaison Committee (CPLC)’s website to ensure that the vehicle is not stolen. Before settling payment, obtain written clearance from the CPLC to certify the car’s authenticity.
- Take a test drive. Although this may seem obvious, you will be surprised by the number of people who buy a car (especially a new one) before test driving it. Therefore, no matter how attractive a car may seem, make sure you test drive it. This will allow you to use the gearbox, check the braking system and engine response times and gauge how comfortable the seats are.
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