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What To Look For When Buying A Used Car

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Look For Misaligned Panels Walk around the car and check the doors and panels and check to see if the seams are all lined up evenly. If they are not, it is a sign that the panels have been replaced. This is normally due to a collision. If the car was in a collision, it’s important to check the frame and suspension. It could also be a case of a panel rusting out and being replaced, but in order to be safe, you should have the undercarriage checked out by a mechanic to see if there is any damage to the frame or suspension. Read More»

The Advantages Of Buying A Certified Pre Owned Car

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When purchasing a used vehicle, you have the choice of buying a basic used car or a certified pre-owned car. While both of these types of cars have usually had previous owners, there are some differences between the two. Basic used cars that are purchased from a used car dealer may be sold “as is” with no guarantees of reliability. Used vehicles that have been certified have extra perks that may make them a more attractive purchase. Read More»

3 Tips For Buying A Used Car

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Buying a used car poses a set of problems that are entirely different from those encountered when buying a new car. But that doesn’t mean your search is inevitably hopeless. There are lots of deals to be had, and you can recognize one more easily by keeping the following three tips in mind.    #1: Time of day matters when buying. This might seem like strange advice to someone buying a used car, but the time of day at which you inspect a vehicle makes a huge difference. Read More»

What To Stay Away From When Purchasing Used Construction Equipment

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If you own your own construction business, and you are in the are in the market for a new piece of machinery to do your job properly, you will most likely want to shop around a bit to get the best deal if purchasing a used piece of equipment. While having new construction equipment will ensure you having a machine that will run perfectly, cost issues make it next to impossible to go this route. Buying used construction equipment can prove to be profitable in the long run if you take the time to look over the machine before laying out cash to purchase it. Read More»

Questions To Ask At Your Used Car Dealership

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If you’ve ever considered buying a car from a used car dealership, you may know that finding the right deal requires you to be as informed as possible before choosing your used car. A used car dealership should be able to answer these questions about your impending purchase to help you make a great decision.  Can I See the Inspection Paperwork? It’s always a good idea to buy a used car that is certified; this means that it has gone through a mechanic’s scrutiny and is guaranteed to run well. Read More»

When It's Time To Purchase A Vehicle

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In the early 1900’s, Ford introduced it’s first fully functional vehicle that changed the course of transportation forever. Over an entire century later, vehicles have changed in so many ways, and consumers have many options to choose from. Vehicle manufactures have to go through a standard of vigorous safety inspections, as mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation and National Highway Safety Administration. This was introduced in 1967, but there have been great advances in safety since its inception. Read More»

Vital Information You Can Infer From A VHR

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Vehicle History reports (VHRs) contain vital information about a car’s past. You have probably used such a report to find out whether a used car has serious damages from past collisions. However, this isn’t the only thing you can learn from a VHR. Here are four more things you can learn, directly or indirectly, from a VHR:   Odometer Roll Back Check the mileage recorded on the odometer; it should be increasing with every service schedule of the car. Read More»