How Not to Lose Money Buying a Used Car?
When one thinks of buying a used car, there is no point in telling about all related risks. One may not know who were its owners, whether they’ve been taking care of this vehicle or not, etc. The only detail one stays familiar with is who is the seller of this vehicle, its VIN and license plates. Indeed, they are enough to find out a lot of details one can find out afore telling “I agree” to a previous owner.
When one buys any second-hand car, the first substantial thing is its owner. One should identify:
- Does this car pertain to him?
- Does he reside in a state of negotiation?
- Isn’t he a car thief.
The answer on the first question remains immensely easy. Request an instant auto history report from FAX-VIN and then demand peculiar specifications from its seller. Sometimes buyer will become better off looking at different VIN locations but if seller at least knows when was its last inspection that’s fine. It is possible that this auto had more than one owner and its current owner was not interested in that history so you have a good reason to ask for price reduction.
Answering the second question you’d better start negotiation near a seller’s house. When you come to the exact location, ask to go to a lavatory. This question will not bring about any misfortune unless owner doesn’t lie to you. Anyway, it doesn’t tell that an individual you negotiate with has stolen a vehicle. Identifying the thief stays harder but not impossible if you have at least one attentive person with you.
When you purchase a second-hand vehicle from its official dealer, you have no issues with this car itself. Instead of requesting DMV and car history reports, one receives it all with the most accurate details on its last repairing date and number of inspections provided. A single case when some trouble may happen stays when owners consciously settle to provide them with the wrong vehicle (which stays an extremely rare case). But when one negotiates with a private dealer, the environment will remain immensely different.
When you negotiate with a previous owner of this car, you will never receive sufficient information on it. Of course, you can order special reports from VIN checking agencies but they will not tell you whether everything is right with this vehicle. You should either have experience in car inspection yourself or invite your friend or relative who can afford primary vehicle inspection. If its seller is dependable and if this vehicle shows satisfactory execution during examination itself, you can become sure that you will drive this car for at least two years. But if car’s quality does not satisfy characteristics of this advertisement or you don’t trust its seller, you should either demand a rebate or reject purchasing this vehicle. Sometimes it is better to refuse than to not become able even to insure your car.