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What to look out for when buying a used car

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Federal law does prohibit car dealers from selling or leasing new cars that are subject to a manufacturer's recall. But what you may not know, as a used car buyer, is there is no law that protects you.

When you are car shopping...

  • Search for recalls listed for any vehicle you may be interested in.
  • If a recall pops up, get proof of the repair.
  • Always ask the dealer or seller to provide a written notice, stating the vehicle has not been in a serious accident.
  • If it has, always ask for proof of those repairs. Because yes, that damage could be just as dangerous as a safety defect that is subject to recall.


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