Top 8 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car can be scary. It’s important to be prepared and armed with the right questions to be sure you don’t get stuck with a lemon. Although there are many important questions to ask when purchasing a used car, we’ve narrowed down the top eight questions everyone should ask.

  1. Can I take this to my mechanic?

Why – If they won’t let you, walk away.

  1. Can I see the maintenance history?

Why -You can learn a lot from maintenance records.

  1. Can I see the Carfax?

Why – A Carfax report reads the VIN and gives you a full report of any sketchy details someone may leave out such as a salvaged title, fender benders, etc.

  1. Can I take it for a test drive?

Why – You can tell a lot about a car by driving it.

  1. Can I check the oil?

Why – Oil is an earmark for trouble in a car. Be sure to look for anything out of the ordinary.

  1. Do you have the title in hand?

Why – You need a clean title. Make sure you get one to save yourself from a scam or better yet, the DMV.

  1. Who was the previous owner?

Why – Knowing who has owned the car can be just as informative as knowing it’s full history.

  1. Why are you selling it?

Why – Putting the seller on the spot is a good way to tell if he/she is being deceptive. Take their answer with a grain of salt and use your best judgment.

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