There are a lot of convincing reasons to consider buying a used, rather than new, car. Do you know the two most important things you should do when deciding whether a particular used car is a good buy? A car is a big investment. Before you sign on the dotted line, make sure you’ve done these two important things:
- Get it inspected. This is an absolute must. Pay a trusted mechanic to do a full inspection and damage check—if you’re buying a used car from a dealership, don’t just take their word for it, that the car is sound.
- Run a vehicle history report. Go to CarFax.com and run a report on the car you’re considering. Even if the seller offers you an existing one, purchase your own, just to be sure you’re seeing the complete report. It is worth the $39.95 cost to know the car’s history, including inspections, accidents and damage.