How to Protect Yourself From Used Car Scams

Used car dealer scams are not uncommon and aside from inconveniencing the buyer, they put a dent in the reputation of used car dealers who work with the highest integrity.

Forewarned is forearmed, so make sure that you are well aware of all risks and can protect yourself as much as possible. This article outlines some things you should bear in mind in order to protect yourself from common used car scams.

Offer only for today – This is the most common lie that a dodgy car dealer will tell you in order to make you purchase the car then and there. These dealers are afraid that you might go home and never return again which is why they try to reel you in with such tactics to make sure they secure the deal on the spot. Go home and sleep on it, think about the pros and cons of the deal because the dealership will be there in the morning and they should be just as enthusiastic to make the deal tomorrow as they are today.

Upfront Deal – The salesmen may try to motivate you by offering you a very lucrative upfront deal. What happens eventually is that they slap on a couple of extras and bring the price up to what they would ideally like you to pay ultimately making the situation more favourable for them and not you.

Buy Now!– If the sales representative is being pushy about you purchasing the car this very instant and you are not comfortable with the speed of things then it is best for you to walk away. It is actually a sales tactic to pressure you into making a rushed decision which you will most likely regret later on.

Whenever you walk into a used car dealer in Yorkshire be prepared to do a lot of negotiation because that is the only way to ensure that you will get the best deal possible. Every car dealer will start the negotiation process high and it all depends on your negotiation skills how much you can lower the price.


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