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Helpful Tips When Buying Your Next Used Car
Checking the service history, getting a vehicle history report, and a pre-purchase inspection are all helpful tips to get the best deal possible.
The 10 Things to Check in a Pre-Purchase Inspection
A pre-purchase inspection will help you feel assured about a buying a used car. Check warning lights, fluids, tires, suspension, and brakes in a PPI.
How to Check a New Car Before You Buy It
Once you’ve decided on a car to buy and found financing, it’s now time to conduct a final inspection of your chosen vehicle. Bring a notebook or smartphone...
How to Check the Quality of a Used Car
If you’re looking to purchase a car, buying a used vehicle is a great way to save money. Used cars are usually cheaper than new ones and you may...

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Should I buy this car for $1700
Prior to buying any car, drive the car around and listen for any noises. Then do an inspection on the vehicle to make sure that it is safe to drive. All cars will need maintenance, but if the car was...
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What tools do I need to perform prepurchase inspection?
The threshold issue in entering the inspection business is NOT a "particular" complement of tools but rather whether you have the specific and intensive training that is required to carry out a meaningful inspection AND convey the results in an...
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I was wondering if its okay to buy a car that has a rebuilt title.
When a vehicle has been totaled out by an insurance company due to damages exceeded to the vehicle exceeded the value of the car. Once totaled the insurance company will sell off the car and whoever purchases it can do...
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Buying a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix off craigslist.
Hello....used car repair, maintenance, and restoration costs are highly dependent on the actual, as found, condition of the vehicle. To get a reasonably precise estimate, and also to protect yourself in the transaction, I recommend you request a pre-purchase vehicle...
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Dealer selling a jeep want to know if its worth it.
At $10,000 the vehicle is overpriced by at least 20%, even if it is in good condition and what you are describing is not good condition inasmuch as it has two serious leaks. Although I have not seen the vehicle,...
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Jetta Volkswagen
A good way to protect yourself in a used car transaction is to request a pre-purchase vehicle inspection. That inspection, carried out by a certified Mechanic, dispatched to your location, will give you very specific data regarding any current problems...
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Looking to buy what should I check
You want to confirm that the vehicle has never been in a collision (Carfax might be helpful) and that the vehicle does not have any outstanding recall-related repairs. Apart from that, inasmuch as used car repair, maintenance, and restoration costs...
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Looking to buy a 2000 Nissan Xterra with 105000 miles
Used parts for this vehicle are plentiful. Simply search the database at Car-Part.com and you will find exactly what you need. If you are buying a used car, a good way to protect yourself is to request a pre-purchase vehicle...
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I'm going to go look at a 2008 g6 soon and the crankshaft position sensor is out what kind of problems can it cause?
If the crankshaft position sensor has totally failed, the vehicle may not start which of course will make it very difficult to evaluate whether the car is a wise choice. The car should be running before you buy it, otherwise...
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Buying tips 2007 Chevrolet Colorado
Hello - "powertrain" usually means engine and transmission, and sometimes includes the driveshaft, differential and axles. I would ask for receipts as well as clarification from the seller. Whether the vehicle is worth any specific amount (as rated by Blue...
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Is buying this car for $6200 a good buy?
The mileage is not excessive. If the engine was maintained as required, and the car was not abused, you could get another 100,000 miles out of it if you take care of it. The price is in an acceptable range...
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What to buy, high mileage with repair budget or low mileage with no repair budget?
Hi there -by definition, a 4WD vehicle is going to have higher maintenance costs than 2WD; there are more moving parts. However, one that has not been used off-road, not pushed a snow plow, and only occasionally pulled a boat,...
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Hi im looking into a used infiniti, the owner gave me the description below, how much would all of the cost me and is it worth it?
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is nearly impossible to tell what kind of costs you are looking at with this old of a vehicle. 220,000 miles is a lot, but it sounds as if the car was maintained...
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I plan on buying this vehicle but how do I know if this a good deal? 2004 Mitsubishi Galant
Hello - to determine the real "initial cost" of the vehicle - that is, what additional repairs must be made immediately upon purchase - the vehicle should be inspected first by a professional to determine repair and maintenance issues that...
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Im thinking about buying this 1995 Honda Accord
Before you complete the purchase of the vehicle I recommend you have a vehicle pre-purchase inspection by a mechanic like one from YourMechanic in order to make sure the engine is not damaged from overheating by the bad radiator. The...
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Used car purchase
If you want to have a car inspected before you purchase it all you need to do is request pre-purchase inspection here.
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Is this car typically a great running car? And what is usually the main issue with this particular car make and model?
In evaluating the wisdom of buying a particular model of car (used or new), consult the database of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, NHTSA. The NHTSA database contains model specific consumer complaints, official recalls and factory service bulletins searchable...
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I'm looking at a 2009 Mini Cooper JCW. Any major issues I should check out prior to the purchase?
I recommend performing a pre-purchase inspection and a 75 point safety inspection on the vehicle prior to the purchase. Also, look into the performance of the vehicle and make sure that the engine and transmission operates good and that the...
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Advice on buying a car
Hello, thank you for writing in. You will want to do what is known as a "pre-purchase" inspection. This will include checking the basics such as the fluids (coolant, oil, transmission, washer fluid, and brake fluid), checking the condition of...
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I want to buy a 07 Renault Grand Scenic, petrol, 1.6, 80,000 mileage. Lots of people telling me to not buy renault. Whats your opi
Hello, thanks for writing in. While we cannot advise you on what make and model to purchase, what we can do is let you know what you need to look for. The first thing to do is figure out how...

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