So I'm buying a car for my wife. From a private seller, not from a dealer. And the car seems nice and everything, runs well, but just to be sure, I'd like to take it to a mechanic to check if there's anything to worry about. Because I'm buying it rather far from where I live, I don't know any mechanics around that area. I looked some up on google maps, but I just don't know how reliable they are.
So, the questions:
When you bought your car(s), did you take it to a mechanic? Where did you find the mechanic(s)? How much did you worry about this and how did things turn out? Any other advice?