Buying a used vehicle can be extremely stressful.
You’re parting with your hard-earned money in the hopes that you aren’t purchasing a lemon that will be a pain in your side (not to mention your pocketbook) for years to come.
Below are some important tips on how to conduct proper research on the history of a used vehicle before buying:
- Walk around the car completely. Look underneath for corrosion and rust that could indicate flood damage.
- Check the paint carefully. Does the paint job look sketchy as if it has been repaired after an accident?
- Have a trustworthy mechanic give the vehicle a thorough inspection.
- Order a vehicle history report that will indicate things such as maintenance issues, recalls and more.
For more details on what to do before buying a used car, read this article.