Incorrect Facts About Used Cars Everyone Thinks Are True
False Fact #1: All used cars have problems.
The Truth: Many used cars are still in prime operating condition.
False Fact #2: Vehicles damaged by floods cannot legally be resold.
The Truth: Many of these vehicles quickly end up back on the market.
False Fact #3: It’s difficult to obtain vehicle history information.
The Truth: Obtaining this information has never been easier.
False Fact #4: Odometer fraud is a thing of the past
The Truth: Odometer fraud is still a problem.
Even with the most technologically advanced systems, odometer fraud still persists. With a little extra knowledge, a person can manipulate an odometer to make it appear as if the vehicle has less mileage.
Some sellers have also been known to replace the odometer without providing the proper legal notice. By reading the car’s Vehicle History Report, you can more properly determine if the odometer has rolled back.
False Fact #5: All cars come with air conditioning.
The Truth: Certain models still lack this feature.
Most people already know that certain older models don’t come with air conditioning. However, there are still some newer models that aren’t equipped with this feature. It is important to ask the seller whether the vehicle has air conditioning before agreeing to the sale.
It is wise to test the air conditioning out before finalizing the sale. Buyers who later discover this missing feature will have difficulty returning the vehicle for a refund due to as-is sale laws.
Being aware of these misleading facts can promote a person’s better buying tactics. Next time you go onto a used car lot, you’ll have the right knowledge to get the best deal.