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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Used Car Buyers BEWARE!!


It is recommended that you always do your homework before buying ANY pre-owned vehicle - especially from a private seller. The first thing that you want to do is get a CARFAX report.

We subscribe to CARFAX to ensure that the vehicles for sale on our lot are all safe and reliable. We run a detailed CARFAX Vehicle History Report on each and every pre-owned vehicle to identify if the car has a salvage history, odometer fraud or flood damage. It helps us to keep undesirable vehicles out of our inventory and demonstrates that our cars are top notch. 
We offer free copies of the Vehicle History Reports - all you need to do is ask. 

Hurricane Sandy-ravaged vehicles line the runways at Calverton Executive Airport on Long Island.
Hurricane Sandy-ravaged vehicles line the runways at Calverton Executive Airport on Long Island.
Taking the following extra precautions can help to save you both time and money when buying a used vehicle: 
  1. Buyers Beware! Most states require vehicle titles to indicate flood damage, however, some wholesalers may intentionally transfer titles to avoid having the damage noted and diminish the value of the car.
  2. Looks can be deceiving. Although the car may look perfectly fine on the surface, there could be hidden defects that are not immediately noticable. Flood damage can compromise the car's computer and safety mechanisms, which can pose significant safety hazards to the new owner.
  3. Do your own inspection. Take the time to inspect the car for yourself. Check the engine for a high water mark on the block or radiator and look for rust or corrosion on wires and other components under the hood. You should also be suspicious if the carpet smells damp and of mildew. These signs can be a clear indication that the car has been flooded. 
  4. Consider where you buy. Shop at a reputable dealership.
  5. Ask questions. Before buying the car, ask the dealer to obtain a report with a detailed history of the car. You should also consider taking the car to a qualified mechanic to inspect the vehicle thoroughly.


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  4. Thanks for sharing! I have been checking out used cars recently and settled on one that I really like, and I am so glad I did! As long as you do the homework beforehand, you will be fine.

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