Everyone’s focussed on the beauty of the body, the interior and the noise from the engine. It’s amazing how many cars are listed on the Internet with no photographs of the underside of the car and it’s amazing how many individuals who list vehicles are surprised when someone asks for photographs of the underside and yet this is the area that underpins the integrity of every vehicle.
Inspecting the underside of the vehicle even when it’s on the ground is simple with current digital photographic devices that we now have. You set your iPhone flash setting to “on”, lie on the ground, put your arm underneath and start pressing the button. Always be wary of very heavy undercoat applications and any paint application that appears to have been used to mask problems.
Look for damage caused by “low flying sidewalks and driveways” along with signs of incorrect jacking.
LIPSTICK ON A PIG
Avoiding Life’s Lemons
Lipstick on a Pig features excerpts from the vast library of Maurice Bramhall’s experiences.