Many are out shopping for a used car during the holiday season. Frank stops by ABC15 Phoenix to share tips to make sure your used car buy doesn’t turn expensive. Please call us for a used car inspection before you purchase!
Check engine light – Visuals: turn the key and make sure all lights come on. Look at the Instrument cluster. Do a bulb test.
Tires in need of replacement - Visuals: use a coin and check the tread.
Masking the engine compartment – Visuals: even though the car is detailed, look for hidden problems such as radiator hose that is ready to blow
Make sure car hasn’t been in a wreck, and if so, that the warranty transfers – Visuals: Frank will show how to check various areas to determine if repairs have been done. Look at warranties.
Vehicle too detailed or too clean? Too much could mean hiding an expensive repair or problem.
Recalls – with long waits, have they been performed? Visuals: take the VIN# and make sure it is clear.
Is the vehicle due for major maintenance service? Visual: check service invoices or better yet, get inspected by a mechanic.