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Learn How To Buy A Used Car

Learn How To Buy A Used Car


>>>USED CAR SALESMAN TACTICS HAVE BEEN THE BUTT OF JOKES FOR YEARS. DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU FROM BUYING A USED CAR. “CONSUMER REPORTS” HAS SOME GREAT TIPS TO HELP PROTECT YOU FROM BUYING A DUD. HERE’S NEWSCHANNEL 5’S VICKI YATES.>>Reporter: GETTING YOUR MONEY’S WORTH WHEN BUYING A USED CAR CAN BE A CHALLENGE, ESPECIALLY AROUND PUSHY SALESPEOPLE. “CONSUMER REPORTS” HAS COMPILED A CHECKLIST OF WHAT YOU NEED TO DO WALKING INTO A DEALERSHIP.>>UNDERSTAND GOING IN THAT SALESMEN WILL TRY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INFORMATION YOU GIVE THEM, SUCH AS HOW MUCH YOU CAN AFFORD OR IF YOU’RE IN A RUSH TO BUY. SO NEVER REVEAL ANYTHING.>>Reporter: DO YOUR RESEARCH. BLOCK FOR RELIABILITY RATE — LOOK FOR RELIABILITY RATINGS FROM “CONSUMER REPORTS” USED CAR MARKETPLACE AND FIND THE TRUE VALUE OF THE CAR YOU WANT TO BUY BY CHECKING CONDITION, MILEAGE, AGE, AND EQUIPMENT LEVELS. BUT DON’T RELY ON DEALERS FOR THAT INFORMATION. GET A CAR REPORT THROUGH CARFAX OR AUTO CHECK. ONLINE TOOLS WHICH CAN HELP ALERT YOU TO POSSIBLE ODOMETER FRAUD OR DAMAGE OR IF A REBUILT OR SALVAGED TITLE WAS EVER ISSUED. TO MAKE SURE NO FRAUD OR CRIME IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CAR, RUN THE VIN NUMBER THROUGH THE NATIONAL INSURANCE CRIME BUREAU. AND DON’T FORGET TO CHECK FOR RECALLS. SAFER CAR.GOV OR “CONSUMER REPORTS”.ORG RECALLS, WILL TELL YOU IF THERE’S ANY SAFETY DEFECTS OR PROBLEMS.>>STATE YOUR PRICE. IF THE SELLER WON’T BUDGE, DON’T BE AFRAID TO AUCK — WALK AWAY.>>Reporter: LASTLY, BEFORE YOU SIGN THE CONTRACT, TAKE THE CAR TO A CERTIFIED MECHANIC, NOT JUST AN OIL CHANGE SHOP. IT’S WORTH SHELLING OUT THE $100 OR SO IT WILL COST FOR AN INSPECTION. VICKI YATES, NEWSCHANNEL 5.>>AND IF YOUR CAR NEEDS REPAIRS AFTER IT GETS INSPECTED, “CONSUMER REPORTS” SAYS DON’T BE AFRAID TO DEMAND THE SELLER DEDUCT THE PRICE OF REPAIRS FROM YOUR OFFER. WRITE DOWN YOUR QUESTIONS, GO IN WITH A PREPARED LIST OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VEHICLE, AND CHECK THEM OFF WHEN THEY’RE ANSWERED TO YOUR SATISFACTION. AND DON’T BE RUSHED. IF THINGS ARE MOVING TOO FAST, TELL THEM YOU’LL JUST COME BACK ANOTHER DAY AND REMEMBER, THERE

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  1. Don't buy a used car thru a dealer, they would sell their own mother for a buck AND claim low mileage.

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