New Year New Wheels
The coming of a new year brings a welcome discounts on used cars. Before you sign the paperwork there are a few things you should check out to ensure you start 2015 with a gem instead of a lemon.
History of the vehicle.
There are multiple online resources where you can get a detailed report of the history of the vehicle. Be sure to note any collisions and to forward this information to a mechanic you trust to ensure that the repairs were done properly. This information also gives you some ground to stand on when negotiating the price of the vehicle.
Inspection by licensed mechanic you trust!
Hire a good mechanic to inspect the vehicle before you purchase it. They will be able to give you a clearer picture on what maintenance or repairs are currently needed or may come up in the future. If the repairs are minor enough you may even be able to deduct their cost from the final price of the vehicle with some negotiation.
Is the price far for that model?
A quick check of Kelly Blue Book www.kbb.com can give you a rough estimate of the true value of the vehicle. The discounts you see could actually be specific to that dealer and not a true reflection of the value of the vehicle. Alternatively, if the price seems too good to be true, be weary as it could be the result of a known or suspected mechanical issue.
Having a properly maintained and functioning vehicle can mitigate the possibility of you being found at fault in the event of a motor vehicle accident.
The Cunnane Law Office has provided this content for informational purposes only. You should refer your questions to a personal injury attorney.