IRVINE, Calif., May 14, 2018 (Newswire.com) - When shopping for a used vehicle, buyers should always do their due diligence. This means conducting a thorough visual inspection, taking the vehicle for a test drive and, in some cases, enlisting the insight of an independent mechanic. Another important step is reviewing the vehicle history report. In a new statement to the press, Get My Auto advises buyers on what they should be looking for on any vehicle history report.
“First and foremost, make it a point to ask your sales rep for a vehicle history and if they seem reluctant to provide one, that’s a major red flag,” comments Get My Auto. “Any reputable dealership should be happy to provide you with a full vehicle history report.”
That report will reveal the number of previous owners, a key detail. “Generally speaking, the vehicle’s quality declines when there are more owners in the picture,” says Get My Auto. “If a young car has already had several owners, take that as a warning sign.”
Buyers should also consider any reports of accident or of theft. “If the vehicle has a long history of accidents or if it’s ever been reported as stolen, you should be wary,” Get My Auto advises. “Either of these things can jeopardize the vehicle’s operation.”
Buyers are encouraged to check the vehicle’s mileage as well and compare it with the odometer reading. “If there’s a big discrepancy between these two numbers, proceed with the utmost caution,” warns Get My Auto. “That’s likely a sign of fraud.”
Something else buyers should look for on the vehicle history report: Any history of fire or flood. “Both fire and flood can lead to long-term damage and are reason enough for you to continue your vehicle search elsewhere,” Get My Auto states.
Ultimately, reviewing the vehicle history is an invaluable way for buyers to make wise purchasing decisions. “Start by choosing a reputable dealership that will furnish you with all the information you need,” Get My Auto concludes. “Contact us to find a dealership in your area.”
More information about Get My Auto can be found online at www.getmyauto.com.
Based in Orange County, California, Get My Auto is in the business of connecting consumers with their next new or used car and of helping dealerships thrive in an increasingly competitive market. At Get My Auto, buyers can learn more about the local dealerships that are best suited to meet their needs, and also get advice that helps them navigate the buying journey. Dealers, meanwhile, come to Get My Auto for their rich experience in Craigslist, Facebook marketing, custom software and more. To learn more about Get My Auto, call 949-408-3264 today.
Source: Get My Auto