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Like the low price? Know this before you buy a used rental car

Like the low price? Know this before you buy a used rental car


a consumer alert from Consumer Reports if you’re thinking of buying a used car from a rental car company and you could be getting a steal but before you dive in Nicky campbellton explains why you must look into the life of these cars you’ve probably seen these promotions use rental cars low prices big savings while Consumer Reports says most rental companies do maintain their vehicles it also warns some of those cars may have a concerning history rental cars can rack up substantial miles Hertz Avis and enterprise show mileage running on their cars anywhere from about 10,000 to more than fifty thousand and while most of those cars are no more than eighteen months old they’ve had many drivers Avis says on average cars are rented between 55 and 65 times annually with that much use and by drivers who don’t have a personal stake in the rental car these vehicles have likely taken a beating there are protections in place most rental companies do inspect cars regularly in addition to the manufacturer’s warranty many rental companies offer them for a year or up to 12,000 miles whichever comes first and it does include roadside assistance it also pays to look for cars which have a five year or 60,000 mile warranties from the manufacturer like Hyundai or Kia but Consumer Reports says nothing beats knowing the history of the car and recommends carfax.com or Auto check comm to see if it’s ever been in an accident and recommends getting an independent mechanic to inspect it as well and there’s something you need to keep in mind when you’re thinking about how much you want to pay for a used car and how much a certain car may be worth Consumer Reports says after one year a new car on average depreciates 27 percent from its sticker price after three years it’s worth about half you can also look at consumer reports used-car reliability scores they’re gonna tell you the cars that are well performing and the cars that have demonstrated years of better than average reliability we have a direct link on news 4 Jack’s comm just look on the homepage Nicky Kim Bolton Channel four the local station

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