Book Used Car Guidelines
the following guidelines to verify the condition of vehicles.
It is important not to over classify a vehicle when determining
the price. If in doubt, use the lower category.
It is recommended that a full inspection be completed
prior to purchasing. Many shops will do this service at
a reasonable price, generally in the $39 to $49 price
range. A certified repair shop will inspect for items
& air conditioning
(headlights, tail-lights, turning
signals, brake & back-up)
A test drive should be completed driving at different conditions.
Drive the vehicle in city traffic (stop & go) and at
different speeds. Likewise, drive the vehicle on an interstate
highway. This is your opportunity to check for comfort,
visibility, roominess and noise. Check the heating and air-conditioning
for comfort level and also check the sound system. Any defects
discovered during this drive or by a certified mechanic
should be repaired (by the seller) prior to you taking delivery.
(Vehicle History Report)
Purchase a detailed report from AutoCheck. This report is
essential prior to purchasing. A major investment requires
a clean vehicle history report.