Buyers should beware of unlicensed car dealers masquerading as private sellers. They may have several vehicles at once, they may not know the true history of the cars they sell, and perhaps they may be a little too familiar with the car sales process. One easy way to identify illegally used cars in reno or dealers is to use Google or another search engine to search for their phone number or email address. If the search results show multiple vehicles offered for sale, you may have found an illegal dealer. Another tip is to look at the background of your photos. If they are all the same, then the seller may be operating illegally. If the seller picks up the phone and asks, “Which car are you calling for?”, then there is a good chance that you have found an illegal dealer.
Get a vehicle history report
The first step in evaluating a used car is to get a vehicle history report. You don’t want to travel all over the city — especially during the coronavirus pandemic — to look at cars that don’t deserve your attention. From the vehicle history report from some companies on the net, you can find out whether you should keep a car on your list or whether you need to forget about it and keep standing. Before running the report, you need to get the car’s VIN or license plate number from the seller. You can also often find out the license plate number from advertising photos.
While it may not show recent collisions, the vehicle history report includes information about major reported accidents with the car. It uses data from state motor vehicle registration offices, insurance companies, police agencies, and other sources. In some cases, detailed information such as the activation of airbags and structural damage is also included.
If you see an accident in the vehicle history report, you should not immediately remove the vehicle from the purchase list. If you see an accident in a car’s history, you want the mechanic who performs the pre-purchase inspection of a used car to know about it. So you can evaluate the quality of the repairs. If you know that the car has already had an accident, then you can get a significant discount on the part of the seller during the price negotiation.