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Beware: The CarFax report may not reveal everything

Beware: The CarFax report may not reveal everything


.>>PRICES ARE LOWER FOR USED CARS. BUYER BEE BEAR.>>WHEN WE STARTED THERE WAS A COMMON GO TO. THE CAR FACTS THAT MAY NOT REVEAL IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE VEHICLE HISTORY.>>HELP YOU WIN THE USED CAR GAMBLE WE HAVE A CHECK LIST THAT COULD SAVE YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS AND LOADS OF FRUSTRATION.>>FRANKLIN FAMILY FOUND OUT THEY WERE ABOUT TO GET LARGER.>>WE GOT TWINS. 4 KIDS TOTAL. WE HAD TO UPGRADE TO BIGGER CA WE HAD TO UPGRADE TO BIGGER CAR.>>THEY OPTED FOR USED BUICK AND BOUGHT IT FROM A DEALERSHIP THEY USED BEFORE.>>TRUSTED THE DEALERSHIP BECAUSE THIS IS THE THIRD CAR I BOUGHT FROM THEM. SO WE HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM FROM THE OTHER CARS. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE.>>Reporter: TWO DAYS AFTER HE BOUGHT THE BUICK THAT THE TROUBLE STARTED.>>UNFORTUNATELY THIS STORY IS NOTHING NEW FOR TOM WITH THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU.>>WHAT IS THE BIGGEST COMPLAINT YOU GET WITH PEOPLE THAT BUY USED CARS.>>IT WAS A PIECE OF JUNK. FALL APART BASICALLY AS SOON AS THEY DRIVE IT OFF THE LIGHT.>>THAT’S WHY WHEN YOU ARE BUYING USED THE FIRST THING THE BBB SUGGESTS YOU DO BEFORE YOU SIGN GET THE CAR CHECKED OUT BY SOME ONE LIKE TONY.>>ONCE YOU BOUGHT IT IT’S TOO LATE TO HAVE IT CHECKED OUT IN MY OPINION BECAUSE IF I BUY SOMETHING YOU ARE STUCK WITH IT.>>LEMON LAW IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ONLY APPLIES TO NEW CARS. ONCE YOU SIGN AND BUY A USED CAR IF IT IS YOURS AND IS SO ARE ANY PROBLEMS.>>THAT’S WHY GETTING SOME ONE LIKE HIM TO LIFT THE VEHICLE AND EXAMINE IT UNDERNEATH AND FRONT TOBACCO SAVE YOU IN MORE WAYS THAN WUCHBILITY I HAD A CAR THE FRAME BENT ON IT THAT YOU WOULDN’T HAVE SEEN IT UNLESS YOU PIT UP IN THE AIR. HAD BEEN IN A MAJOR ACCIDENT.>>THERE WAS NO SIGN OF THAT WRECK ON THE CAR FAX REPORT. THAT’S THE VEHICLE HISTORY. IT’S SUPPOSED TO SHOW ALL MAJOR REPAIR. RECALLS AND ACCIDENTS. HE SAYS HE’S CONSTANTLY FINDING DAMAGE THAT IS NOT LISTED ON A CAR FAX. IN FACT.>>IT SHIVRTS HARD.>>Reporter: DIDN’T TELL THE WHOLE STORY FOR FRANKLIN TROUBLED PWU YOU GO ICK.>>THE REAR HAD BEEN WRECKED AND REPLACED. NOT THE ORIGINAL HATCH ON THE CAR.>>Reporter: NUMBER ONE WHEN BUYING USED GET THE VEHICLE CHECKED BY A MECHANIC NOT INVOLVED WITH THE SALE. NO. 2. EXAM IN THE CONTRACT AND REED THE FINE PRINT. YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR A TACTIC THAT COULD END UP COSTING YOU HUNDREDS OF EXTRA DOLLARS.>>THE PROCESS WE CALL SPOT DELIVERY MEANING THAT THEY DELIVER THE CAR ON THE SPOT BUT THE TERMS OF THE SALE ARE NOT FINAL, SALE IS NOT FINAL UNTIL THE FINANCES IS ACTUALLY IN PLACE.>>Reporter: THIS MOSTLY HAPPENED TO DEALERSHIP THAT OFFER THEIR OWN FINANCING. STEVEN SAYS IF THE INTEREST RATE IS NOT IN THE CONTRACT THEY COULD INCREASE IT WEEKS AFTER YOU GET THE CAR HOME. NUMBER THREE WHEN BUYING USED LOOK TO LARGER DEALERSHIPS AND BEWARE WHEN BUYING FROM AN INDIVIDUAL.>>IF YOU BUY A DEARLYSHIP YOU HAVE A BUSINESS THAT YOU CAN COMPLAIN TO SOMEBODY ABOUT IF THEY SELL YOU A BAD CAR.>>NUMBER ONE, CONSIDER BUYING CERTIFIED USED CARS. THAT MEANS THE VEHICLE ALREADY BEEN INSPECTED AND SHOULD BE PROP PROBLEM FREE. BUT EVEN THEN HE WARNS.>>THE PEOPLE CERTIFYING THE PEOPLE SELLING IT. I WOULD STILL GET UNBIASED PIP.>>EXPERTS AGREE THAT’S THE GOLDEN RULE TO AVOID GAME BLING ON USED CAR. GETTING IT CHECKED OUT.>>SOME ONE WON’T LET YOU GET THE CAR CHECKED OUT. WHAT TO DO IN THAT SITUATION.>>LOOK ELSEWHERE.>>ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE EVEN THOUGH A CAR FAX REPORT MAY NOT TELL THE WHOLE STORY EXPERTS STILL RECOMMEND THAT YOU GET ONE TO SEE WHAT IT DOES REVEAL ABOUT A VEHICLE’S HISTORY. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE DIRECT LINK AND DO YOUR OWN HOMEWORK ON VEHICLE BY SIMPLY TYPING IN THE VIN NUMBER. ALSO FINE THE TWO THINGS CONSUMER REPORT SAYS NOT TO REVEAL WHEN FIRST APPROACHED BY SALES MAN THAT IS WHETHER YOU ARE BUYING A USED OR NEW CAR. PLUS HOW TO CHECK THE REAL VALUE OF A CAR VERSUS THE

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