If you are in the market for a used car, you will want to be sure that you find one that hasn't been in a major collision. Sellers are required to disclose past collision repairs. However, not all sellers are aware and sadly, not all are honest. Cars that have had significant damages may be unsafe, and hard or impossible to insure.
Auto body and repair shops do fantastic jobs at repairing vehicles. It's not always possible to see past damages unless you are a trained mechanic. Luckily there are some steps you can, and should take before buying a used vehicle.
When you find a vehicle you are interested in, you can do a visual inspection to see if anything looks suspicious.
Have the Car Inspected by a Professional
It is common practice for a potential buyer to bring a mechanic with them, or take the car they are interested in to be inspected. If you or the mechanic suspect that the vehicle may have been involved in an accident, have an auto body shop inspect it too.
There are companies that provide vehicle history reports either for free or a small fee. It is a good idea to order a history report or have the seller provide you with one. You will need the vehicle's VIN in order to obtain these reports. The VIN can be found engraved on a metal plate on the dashboard, driver's side.
Vehicle history reports for cars in Canada can be obtained from:
Making sure you are purchasing a used car that is safe, insurable, and reliable is going to save you time and trouble. Again, be sure to solicit the advice of professionals like Freeway Auto Body Ltd before you buy.Share
15 May 2015
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