I was going to buy a low milage Expedition in excellant condition. I ran a CARFAX which showed the car was last smogged with over 200,000 miles on it and not the 52,000 shown on [the] title or odometer. I tracked down and called the previous owner who verified that the car was in excellant … Continue reading CARFAX saved me from a costly mistake
Before You Drive: Start by adjusting the steering wheel, mirrors and seats for optimum visibility and comfort. Sometimes the seller will roll the windows down, turn on the radio and start talking immediately when you start the car. It may be because they’re trying to cover up a noise or hidden car problems they don’t … Continue reading Taking a Test Dive
My wife and I purchased a 5 vehicle CARFAX package when we decided to get her a new car. I’m sure glad we did, the dealers choices were mostly northern cars with lots of rust and some accidents. We finally found the perfect car with a clean history and purchased it from a private seller. … Continue reading CARFAX saved me from making a costly mistake
Millions of vehicles are issued salvage titles in the United States every year. Many of these cars are repaired and sold, sometimes by sellers who fail to report, or try to hide the salvage title. CARFAX can help consumers protect themselves from unknowingly buying a salvage vehicle. Salvage Cars A salvage vehicle is … Continue reading What’s a Salvage Title?
Curbstoning is selling a car that doesn’t belong to you, or a private party who buys and sells cars like a dealer, but without a license. This practice is illegal and goes around many of the safeguards that are in place to protect used car buyers. Many cars are bought from private sellers each year. … Continue reading Curbstoning: How to Protect Yourself