Posted on: Dec. 05, 2016 in Car Loans, Cars

When you’re in the market for a car, you may be thinking about a top of the line, fancy sports car – perfect for cruising down the highway with the wind in your hair. Or maybe you’re looking for a pick-up, with plenty of room for hauling those bulky items. Large family? A minivan could hold all the kids and their friends for carpool, after school activities or some quality time on the weekends. Whatever your needs, there’s probably a used car out there for you. But can you really trust a used car?


Here are some things to consider:

  • Not every car that is for sale is in tip-top shape. There are some people out there, private sellers and dealerships alike, who might try to sell you something that isn’t in the promised condition. Make sure you thoroughly check out the car before you buy.
  • You can’t always see the problems. Unless you’re a trained mechanic, you may not know something is a problem until it’s too late. If you’re not sure what you’re looking for, have a qualified professional check the vehicle out.
  • You can get a vehicle history report, but understand that there can be gaps in the history. While these reports are relatively trustworthy, there’s always a chance something is missing.
  • If something’s wrong, you can return the car within a few days or you’re protected by lemon laws. Some dealers may allow you to return a car; others may not. Not every state has lemon laws. If these things concern you, make sure you find out the answers before you buy the car.

Does any of this mean you shouldn’t buy a used car? Absolutely not! Buying a used car can be a great value and an excellent way to keep you driving. Don’t rule it out as an option. CreditYes can help by connecting you with a dealer who can help you find the best car for you and your situation.

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