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Avoiding a Lemon: Things to Check Before Buying a Used Car

By Sebastian Gaydos Subscribe to RSS | February 16th 2012 | Views:
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A car is considered a lemon when its defects no longer make it reliable and safe for use. To save you the trouble of having a case in court involving lemons, there are things you can do to avoid a lemon when buying a used car.

Reliability Record

Before buying used a car, do a bit of research. The Internet is a wonderful help. If you have a specific car model in mind, check the model's reliability record online. Some websites provide a reference list on the best used cars as well as car reliability profiles.

History Report

Because you're buying a used car, it is bound to have a record. You may request for this from the car dealer or simply get one on your own through the Net. To get this report, you need to know the vehicle identification number (VIN) or the car's license plate. The report contains detailed information on the ownership history, title problems, accident, and service records. The report can even tell if the car you're about to get is a lemon.

Exterior Inspection

Do your car inspection in broad daylight. This way, the defects are easier to spot. Look out for dents, chipped paint, damaged windows, and mismatched or replaced parts. Welding marks and gaps between the body panels are signs that the car had been in an accident. A Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) Sticker indicates that a part of the car had been repaired. See if the doors and trunk seal shut properly. If there are car parts that you want to replace, used car dealerships Edmonton has have online services where you can request for car parts.

Interior Inspection

Look out for interior damage. Test if the pedals are worn and if the driver's seat is sagging. These are usual signs that the car has high mileage regardless of the odometer reading. Check the car as well for mildew smell, discolored carpeting, silt in the trunk, or electrical problems. These indicate that the car had flood damage. If you are looking at the interior of used cars Edmonton has, bringing an inspection checklist is helpful.

Having a mechanic at hand when you inspect under the hood saves you a lot of trouble. Be sure that the condition of the engine, radiator, battery, belts, and hoses are good. Check for melted wires or tubes as they are signs of an overheating engine. Make sure that the car has no leaks. This way, you can make good use of the used cars Edmonton has.

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