How To Buy A Used Car

How To Buy A Used Car


– [Announcer] Buying a
used car can be stressful but follow these simple guidelines and you’ll avoid some common mistakes. Budget for more than the price. Used cars may have maintenance needs, and little to no warranty left. So make sure you cover maintenance costs. The prepurchase inspection
or PPI is important and relatively inexpensive. A trained mechanic can spot
bad repairs or other problems that weren’t disclosed by the seller. Some issues might be deal
breakers or give you leverage when you negotiate. Consult auto blogs handy guide to find a recommended mechanic. Never negotiate blind. If you stumble across a
car you love on the lot. Leave and go do some research. Autoblog has some great tools and reviews to help you evaluate any used car. Be ready when you come to the table. Get a sense of what the
car is really worth. Browse used car classifieds
taking your location into account and keeping in
mind that advertised prices can be optimistically high. Remember what you want to pay. Stick to your budget and
never be afraid to walk away. Where to look for your used car? Most new used car dealers
also sell newer used cars though sometimes a certified used vehicle could cost nearly as much as a new car. For older cars, try the
automotive classifieds like Craigslist, Autotrader
our own Autoblog. Always check vehicle
history reports like CARFAX and the National Insurance
Crime Bureau’s VINCheck to make sure it’s not a stolen vehicle. Also verify the title on
the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System. If anything doesn’t
add up, just walk away. Never buy a car sight-unseen. There are just too many risks. Leave these blind deals to
professional car flippers who can afford to take a bat
on a bad deal once in a while. Make sure you leave with
the right paperwork. Every state has different requirements, so give your vehicle
licensing office a call. Buying a vehicle with a lien on it? If the lender is a bank,
go in with the seller and pay them directly. They’ll remove the lien
and give you the title, otherwise have a reputable
escrow company hold your money until the loan is paid off. Lastly, some cars might be really cheap because they have a
salvage or branded title if they have been totaled
and rebuilt in a shop. The car might seem fine but who knows? Best to walk away from any
car with a salvage title, save your self the worry. Following this set of
guidelines will help you buy a great used car
without all the worry. Now get out there and give it a try. (uptempo drumming music)

About the Author: Michael Flood

2 Comments

  1. 2 different PPI's and make sure you are not at the same dealer network. CarFax, AutoCheck, VINCheck, NVMTI, SaferCar.gov. Use CarFax to see how long the vehicle has been up for sale. Check the insurance rates based on VIN.

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