Consumers shopping for a damaged or defective vehicle online or in person might take into consideration the following 5 factors…
2. Take the vehicle to the reputable independent mechanic for an inspection before signing a contract. It’s worth the cost in the long run.
3. Get the vehicle identification number from the seller and check the car’s history at www.vehiclehistory.gov. Insurers, self-insured companies, auctions and junkyards are required to report, on this site, any car that has been written off as a total loss.
4. Test drive the car before you purchase. Get a feel for the car, how it sounds, how it rides and how it compares to other cars you’ve test drove.
5. Do not accept delivery of a purchased vehicle if it does not look as advertised. When vehicle is delivered be sure to examine the interior and exterior to verify all conditions are as advertised and no recent or unknown dents appear.
Visit the Lemon Law website for more information on key factors when purchasing a vehicle with repeated problems or defects.