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You can save money by buying a used car. But, when in the market for used car you have to be very careful. You have to make sure that the car you are going to buy is worth every penny you are investing. You don't want to buy a car that has been in accident or has experienced any sort of serious damage.

Featured are some suggestion that will help you purchase the right used car.

Research the history of any car you are interested in!
AUTOCHECK offers vehicle history reports. A AUTOCHECK report will determine if a car has experienced any sort of damage or has been in any accidents. It is very important that you get a copy of a car's history before you even consider purchasing.

If a AUTOCHECK report comes back with negative information, move one and look for another car to buy.

Have your mechanic check your car out!
A mechanic should be able to instantly see any signs of accident, flood or engine damage. Just because a car's accident history is clean, that does not mean the car is in good shape and/or running condition.

You also need to consider that not all auto crashes are not reported to the police, and therefore will not be reported in a AUTOCHECK report. 

Run a title check!
Did you know that many odometers, including digital ones, can be rolled back! So, when buying a used car, you want to make sure that the mileage being reported by the odometer is accurate. A title check will accomplish this. How? When a car is inspected or changes hands at a dealership via a trade-in or lease, the mileage is recorded. So, if the odometer of the auto your are buying has lower mileage than the title check, you know that the odometer has been rolled back. Under no circumstance do you want to buy a car that has had its mileage rolled back! You can also run a title check with AUTOCHECK.

Buy a certified pre-owned car!
If you are buying a car from a dealership, you should look into purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle. Why? Certified means that the automobile has passed a series of manufacturer-standard tests. If a car does not pass these tests, it is not marketed for re-sale. Also, certified pre-owned vehicles come with a warranty of certification that protect you if something mechanical happens to your car within a certain time, usually 1 or two years, from when the purchase was made.

Looking to buy a luxury used car? More information is available about certified pre-owned luxury vehicles.

Buy an extended warranty!
When buying a used car, you should consider buying an extended warranty. Extended warranties are usually between several hundred to one thousand dollars and will cover your car for 2-3 years after the manufacturers warranty runs out. There are many different online sources for buying extended auto warranties. and are two popular online Learn more about auto warranties.


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