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Spotting Rebuilt Wrecks when Used Car Shopping in Edmonton

By Ellsworth Mciltrot Subscribe to RSS | July 20th 2012 | Views:
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If you talk to any reputable used car dealer here in Edmonton, you’ll find out that there are certain things to look out for when shopping for used cars. After all, not every car dealer is honest and trustworthy. If you’re not careful, you might end up buying what you thought was a used car in good condition, but is actually a rebuilt wreck.

People buy used cars because it gives them the ability to strike a balance between price and value. Most cars sold in Edmonton used car dealerships are, on average, around two years old—partnered with the recent recession, you get to save a lot of money on your car purchase without sacrificing value. Here are some things to look out for.

Evidence of Bodywork

The most telling sign that the car you’re looking at was recently brought back to life would be evidence of work on the body. If a section of paint looks lighter than other parts, or if there is uneven or non-factory welding on some of the car’s surfaces, then you’re definitely looking at what was once a wreck—or, at least, a car that was severely damaged.

Evidence of Flood Damage

That air freshener that’s in the car you’re looking at might smell nice, but it could also be hanging there to mask the smell of water damage. To check for flood damage, take a look at the car’s floor and trunk. If you see any evidence of silt or other water-borne materials, walk away.

Evidence of Crash

Edmonton’s public transportation system is a mess, so you’re going to need your own car. However, you need that car to be safe; at the very least, it should have a functioning seatbelt. Reputable Edmonton used car dealerships say that if a car has frayed seatbelts upon inspection, it’s because the car was in a crash—the seatbelt frayed because of the friction.

Non-OEM Parts

When you need to replace a part on your car, you’d have to look for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. It’s hard to detect non-OEM parts, although Edmonton used car dealers say that the most obvious sign would be a lack of manufacturer emblems on the hood or the trunk. Misaligned fenders and other poorly-connected equipment are also indications that non-OEM replacement parts were used.

Once you’ve completed your visual inspection of Edmonton used cars, the next step would be to hire a mechanic to conduct a thorough check on the vehicle. Walk away if the dealer protests. For more information, check out autos.yahoo.com/news/warning-signs-that-a-used-car-is-a-rebuilt-wreck.html.

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