Negotiate Like a Pro
Negotiating the price of a used car can be a stressful process. Is the price fair? Can I get a better deal somewhere else? Is the seller telling me the truth?
Your best weapon against being taken advantage of is the knowledge you get with an AutoCheck vehicle history report. Whether you bring the report with you at the beginning of the process or run one just before you sign on the dotted line, it will give you invaluable information that you can use to negotiate a lower price for your vehicle. Here's how:
- If you discover an issue with the vehicle, even if it's something minor, point it out to the seller during the bargaining process as a reason to ask for a lower price.
- If you're nervous about the used-car buying process, a vehicle history report can give you the information you need to go in prepared and confident.
- Has the car been damaged by floods, fires, hail or other natural disaster?
- Walking away without buying anything is your best negotiating weapon, but sometimes it's hard to tell whether you're walking away from a great deal. If you run a vehicle history report during negotiations and find a major problem, you can walk away with the peace of mind that you made the right decision.
- Get the car inspected before making your purchase. An inspection by a certified mechanic coupled with an AutoCheck vehicle history report significantly reduces your risk.
- If you're buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, the dealer may try to get you to purchase additional add-ons such as an extended warranty. Your AutoCheck vehicle history report can give you an indication whether that extra purchase is something you may want to consider.