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NBC4 Responds: Used Cars

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    NBC4 Responds: Used Cars

    Thinking about buying a used car? Here are some things you should know before signing on the dotted line. 

    • Come up with a budget and stick to it
    • Know exactly what you can afford for a downpayment and monthly payments
    • Shop around online
    • Compare prices among dealers
    • Look for customer ratings of dealerships
    • Be wary of seemingly unreal deals from private sellers online
    • Never pay anything up front until you have had the opportunity to drive the car
    • Ask for a copy of the vehicle history report, this will let you know if the vehicle has been involved in any accidents
    • Check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website for any safety recalls 
    • Assume there is no warranty, unless you have something in writing that states otherwise 
    • Don't sign anything until you have read the sales contract cafefully 

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