When looking for a used vehicle, there are many things to know in order to get the most for your cash. Used car dealerships are looking to sell any vehicle that comes into their lot, but they might not always be the best. Knowing what to look for can save your purchase, and help you save money in the long run.
The first thing you should do is examine the exterior of the vehicle. Look for any scratches, dings, or discoloration of the paint. These are all indicators of possible accidents. In addition to this, you should run your fingers along the seams of the door and the hood of the vehicle. Any unevenness can show previous damage.
Next, check for an inspection sticker. If one is present, it can be a good way to see how long the vehicle has been sitting in the lot. Vehicles that have spent a good amount of time there may have issues that cannot be seen.
Another thing that should be checked is the tread of the tires. Tires without the proper tread will fail inspection, and the cost of replacing them will fall on you.
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