Choosing to purchase a used vehicle can be a great decision. With used cars, you get a great value on a car that is built to last for many years to come.
In fact, a recent Consumer Reports analysis found that today’s five-year-old cars have one third fewer problems, on average, than five-year-old cars in 2007. That’s a testament to the higher quality and durability of used cars found on the market today.
However, even the cars that you perceive to be the safest used cars can have problems — and knowing how to detect these problems is vital. Here are the three steps every individual should take before making the down payment on any used car:
Have the car inspected by a certified mechanic