Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Looking To Buy A Used Car Online?

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Looking to buy a used car? Use common sense when shopping online
Whether you are a teen that has just reached age of majority and are able to drive, or you are a seasoned driver looking for another automobile, there are some things you should always remember when browsing for cars to buy.
- If browsing online, be sure to buy the car in person.
- Always get the car inspected by an auto mechanic.
- Never send anyone money online.
- Make contact with the buyer on the phone or in person.
- Shop on reputable websites.
- And ask a lot of questions.
Before the internet, people visited used car lots or read the Auto Trader to view cars for sale. They are still great resources, but the internet allows you to visit those sites as well. It makes it easier for people to shop from home. The problem is, if you don not follow the common sense tips listed above, you may get taken for a ride other than in a car. How can you know it's a great car if you don't hear the engine run, or even know if it runs. Not visiting the car beforehand leaves you open to getting ripped off. People do use fake ads to get your hard-earned money, as well as manipulating images of the cars so you think you're getting a great deal. That is why a personal visit is important. Do not leave the future of your money in the unknown.
Always go with your gut. If it does't feel right, it probably isn't and you should walk away. There will always be another used car to look at.
Have you ever bought a car online? Do you have any tips you can share? Please share your experiences and tips with us.
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3 comments:

  1. One of the most important tips you have provided is GET THE CAR CHECKED BY A REPUTABLE MECHANIC.
    I yelled it because I once bought a used car and decided to not get it checked out. I thought meh, It's not like it will last forever anyways and I didn't want to spare the expense.
    Ended up that the car had a huge hole in the gas tank.

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  2. When you go to that used car lot where the car you're eyeing is at, always make sure that the weather is fine during the day so that you'll easily see any kinds of scratches.

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    1. That's a fabulous tip, thanks Serge!

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