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Tips to Avoid Buying a Lemon | Used Cars

Tips to avoid buying a lemon

 

Many people are weary of purchasing a used vehicle because they fear the car may not live up to their expectations. However, if you do your due diligence, you should be able to sort out a good used-car from a lemon. Read ahead for some used-car buying tips.

 

It’s very important that you look at the service record of the vehicle. If the previous owner did proper and routine maintenance that should be a sign the car is good to purchase. If they are avoiding oil changes and routine maintenance checks, it is probably in your best interest to not buy the vehicle.

 

Make sure they have an up-to-date emissions test. Even if the car looks good and has a positive service record, you may end up spending a lot extra on repairs if the vehicle won’t pass an emissions test.

 

Remember to give the vehicle a thorough eye check in the daylight. You may miss something if you do it at night or in a darkened room.

 

Finally, it should go without saying that you should test-drive the vehicle before purchasing it. Not only will you be able to tell if you like driving in it, but you can also check to see if there are any vibrations or clunking noises.