Stolen vehicle is one of the worst dangers in the used car market. Every year thousands of cars are stolen from their rightful owners and resold to unknowing people. And every year thousands of cars are confiscated by the police from those unlucky, unaware buyers who, in addition to losing the car and the money they paid for it, can be sued for receiving a stolen vehicle. Sounds unjust, but it’s the purchaser’s responsibility to check the car’s history and the owner. You should keep this in mind when purchasing a used car.
Considering a good deal? A temptingly cheap car? Are you sure you don’t lose more than gain with that car?
If you are seriously considering buying a used car, start with a thorough stolen vehicle check get the vehicle history report on it. Remember that hidden problems of a used car are not limited to theft. You may escape a stolen vehicle, but bump into a flood damaged one or a shiny beauty which is actually an old wreck with a rolled back odometer and new paint. VIN number check and vehicle history report is a way to protect yourself from such mishaps.
If you find out that the car was stolen or have a good reason to think so, notify the police. That will protect other unknowing people from buying a stolen vehicle.