Run a VIN Check by Make Before You Buy
According to Edmunds, Cox Automotive and other trusted sources, used car demand and sales will continue to increase as prices continue to decline through 2020. Keeping up with this trend is an increasing number of pre-owned cars that are now up for grabs for the next owners. However, not all vehicles on offer are as safe and reliable as sellers declare them to be.
Make vehicle history one of the critical factors to consider before closing a deal. Discouraged by the price of VIN lookup services available online? VinCheck.info dares to remove payment as a barrier to access, empowering consumers like you with a quick and easy-to-use VIN check free of charge. Lookup your VIN or license plate to start a thorough history check.
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Benefits of a Used Car vs New Car
Experts in the auto industry and auto financing industry agree that used cars offer some benefits to consumers, especially these three major perks:
Depreciation of value by up to 50 percent in the first three years will be the previous owner’s loss, not yours. A new car quickly declines in value through the months and years it is used and as new models are introduced.
Here are the top 10 cars ranked by depreciation rate based on iSeeCars’ analysis of over 6 million new and used cars sold from August 1, 2017 to January 24, 2018.
Savings from buying a pre-owned car instead of new can jack up your purchasing power and give you more options to choose from. With money for a brand new midsize model, for instance, you may be able to purchase a large-size SUV or a fancier sports car previously owned by somebody else.
In 2017, U.S. News and World Report posted this list of the top 10 cheapest used cars:
Insurance costs less for used cars in most cases simply because the parts that will be potentially damaged in a crash are pricier. This is one of the reasons why a used car is a practical choice even if you’re getting an auto loan. You obviously don’t want your insurance premium to add more dollars to your monthly loan payment. Check out below the 10 cheapest used cars to insure for comparison according to www.Insure.com.
Buying Used Cars: How to Reap the Benefits and Avoid the Drawbacks
Obviously, buying a used car is riskier. Scams that conceal the car’s true value and condition will rip you off the savings and perks that made you go for used cars in the first place. Making an informed decision is the key to finding the right used car. Basically, these are main sources of valuable vehicle information:
Online resources from the auto industry, federal and state government, and non-government organizations are compiled by VinCheck.info to help you get as much vehicle information as you can. On our individual VIN check by make pages, for instance, we offer recall information and links to specific manufacture pages where you can search for open recalls.
Vehicle history reports offer the results of comprehensive checks covering all records available from an information network designed to protect car buyers across the US. The price can get as high as $40 for a single report. VinCheck.info takes care of the fees with the help of sponsors so that all it takes for you to get a report is a VIN or license plate number. No credit card required.
First-hand knowledge through physical inspection and test-drive will give you a chance to evaluate more closely all the information you have so far. It’s best to have a mechanic inspect it meticulously. You can also conduct your own inspection by using Popular Mechanic’s 101-point check list.
Visit our VIN Check by Make pages to access some basic manufacturer or brand-specific resources (plus background information on the brand):
Safety Ratings (from IIHS)
Market Values (from Kelley Blue Book)
Reviews (from Edmunds.com)
Used Car Listing (from AutosForSale.com)
List of popular models