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Buyer Beware When Purchasing Used Vehicle

Buyer Beware When Purchasing Used Vehicle

Buying a used vehicle can be a frustrating experience. How do you truly know what you are purchasing? How do you determine the true condition of a vehicle from a private party, a car lot or a dealership? The first thing to know is that a seller may not be totally honest and forthcoming about the condition of the vehicle. Even honest sellers may not really know the "true" condition of the vehicle or be aware of a needed repair lurking under the hood. If you are purchasing from a lot, many vehicles come from out of state and could have been in a flood or accident. Even a dealership or independent sales lot that “certifies” the condition of the vehicle may have overlooked (or looked the other way) on vital maintenance and repair issues. Here are 5 things to watch out for when buying a used car. 1. Has the car been stored for a long period of time? A low mileage vehicle that is rarely driven could look like a better deal than it is. Most every vehicle component ... read more

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