Buyer Beware: Know Your Car

If you are planning to buy a used vehicle, you need to get informed about what condition it’s in. You can have a look at it, take it on a test drive, or even have a mechanic inspect it, but you can’t find out everything you need to know about a car like that.

The vehicle’s history can be discovered by running a VIN check. A VIN number is a series of numbers and letters usually found on the dashboard. If you check the VIN, you can find out if the car has a clean title, whether it’s suffered any structural damages, whether the odometer shows the genuine mileage, or it has been rolled back.

If the seller can’t show you a clean title, it means that the car has been stolen, and you don’t want to end up driving a stolen vehicle.

A lot of sellers use tricks to increase the value of a car. One such trick is rolling the odometer back, which should decrease the car’s mileage, thus asking a higher price for it.

Buying a VIN check can protect you from these things and you’ll know exactly what kind of car you are buying.