BBB warns consumers to do homework when buying used cars

BBB warns consumers to do homework when buying used cars


Neal Barton:LABOR DAY CAR DEALS WILL BE HERE IN JUST A FEW WEEKS.AND THAT IS WHY THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU IS WARNING CUSTOMERS OF THE DANGERS OF BUYING A USED CAR WITHOUT DOING YOUR HOMEWORK.A LOCAL MECHANIC SHARED ONE OF HIS CUSTOMER’S MOST EXPENSIVE CAR BUYING MISTAKES WITH K-E-T-K-S ANNALISE COBLE. 3 TAKE: PKGOUTCUE: std”The crumple zone on here that’s designed to absorb part of the frontal impact was completely collapsed, so that safety feature was gone, if they ever get hit in that corner again, it’ll just go right in.”GARY STEWART EXPLAINING THE THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS WORTH OF INTERNAL DAMAGE HE DISCOVERED ON HIS CUSTOMER’S NEWLY PURCHASED USED CAR. “And just because a car looks ok on the outside, doesn’t mean, it is.” “They explained to her what a rebuilt title was, it meant that the car had been in a wreck, but it had been rebuilt, everything was fine.” BUT STEWART SAYS IT WAS FAR FROM FINE.”Subframe cars have got what they call crinkle zones, they’re areas that are fabricated into the frame, they’re designed to collapse like an accordion and absorb energy during an impact.”HE SAYS ONCE THOSE AREAS ARE DAMAGED…THE CAR CANNOT BE REPAIRED AND IS NO LONGER SAFE TO DRIVE. AND THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU SAYS ISSUES WITH PREOWNED CARS IS NOT UNCOMMON. “While buying a used car might be the most cost-effective, it can also be a huge hassle if done incorrectly. BBB has received more than 14,000 complaints on used car purchases.”HERE’S HOW CAN YOU AVOID BEING A STATISTIC.”The best thing, the only thing you should do when you’re buying a used car from anybody is take it to a mechanic that you know and trust and let them check the car out.”LIFE LESSONS THAT COULD SAVE YOU FROM MAKING A VERY PRICEY MISTAKE.ANNALISE 3 Neal Barton: 3 THE TYLER BEST BUY ON BROADWAY WAS BURGLARIZED EARLY THIS MORNING.AROUND 2 A.M… A LARGE NUMBER OF APPLE WATCHES AND COMPUTERS WERE REPORTED STOLEN.POLICE SAY PEOPLE WERE

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