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VIN Reports Include:

  • Lemon Check
  • Title Check (Salvage, Junk, Total Loss, Flood Damage, etc)
  • Odometer Problem Check
  • Accident Check
  • Full Registration Check
  • Damage Check (frame damage, flood, fire, hail, etc)
  • Theft Check
  • State Inspection Records
  • Ownership and Theft Check
  • Full Vehicle Use History
  • Loan/Lien Check
  • Airbag Deployment
  • Loan/Lien Check
  • Airbag Deployment
  • Title Washing
  • And more...

Used Car Inspection Step 3: Inside Inspection

  • Mileage check. Does the car look like it has as many miles as odometer claims to have? Looke very close for fingerprints and the other side of the clear panel, and well as hairs, smeared dust specks or other stuff that shouldn’t be there if odometer wasn’t accessed. Search for oil change stickes. The mileage on the stikers should be less than odoneter reading. Check brake pedal wear. A heavily worn pedal and low mileage may be an evinence of odometer rollback.
  • Make sure the driver’s seat slides back and forth. That mechanism is ofthen broken in accidents.
  • Wear check will help you estimate the real cost of the car and mileage adequacy. Take into account the car’s age and the area it was used at. Check the amount of wear on the brake pedal, driver’s seat. Open the door, try lift it up and down to see if the hinges are worn.
  • Damage around the key hole or outside door locks indicate that the car could have been stolen. Make sure seat belts, mirrors, windows locks, power roof, windshield wipers, radio & CD player, heating and AC, emergency brake, horn work properly.
  • Press the brake pedal. Don’t drive the car if it feels mushy! This may indicate air in the brake lines becuase brake lines are damaged. This is cheaper than engine or transmission problems, but it’s a serious safety problem. Also, remember that you must return the car to the owner intact.

Other Used Car Inspection Essentials

  • Check the spare tire, make sure it’s not flat.
  • Make sure tire changing tools are with the vehicle, otherwise, tey add up to your future expenses.

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