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Tips For Your Next Used Car Purchase

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Tips For Your Next Used Car Purchase

  • Did you know that Utah law doesn’t protect a consumer if they unknowingly purchase a defective vehicle? In fact, unless a contract explicitly states otherwise, all used car sales are as-is.  An as-is sale means that you could be stuck with the bill, even if it breaks down on your first drive home.
    • Make sure you protect your money and get it inspected before you buy!
  • A crucial part of a used car inspection is scanning. This is when a computer program is plugged into the car to look for faults.  But beware; it is possible for sneaky sellers to clear these faults in an attempt to hide some issues.
    • Our technicians look further than just a simple scan; in fact, we can even tell you if there have been signs of these kinds of sneaky sellers!
  • Flood damage and salvage titled vehicles can easily be disguised. You should be wary of unusual odors, discolored carpeting, rust, and dirt buildup in unusual areas.
    • We run a CARFAX and look for previous repair work to help you make a more educated buying decision!
  • There is more to a safe tire than meets the eye! Rubber compounds in the tire deteriorate over time, which means that aged tires pose a safety threat.  Also, a tires’ tread is only as good as it’s lowest point, even if they look okay at a quick glance.  Of all your vehicles’ components, your tires have the greatest effect on the way it handles and brakes.
    • Don’t put off buying a new tire if they are old or have low tread, your life could depend on it!
  • Nowadays there are numerous ways to buy a used car. Dealers big and small, private sellers, online, and more, give you great options.  Just remember, when looking at a used vehicles’ condition and price the best tip is always the old adage:
    • “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is”