Avoid VIN Scams with Pre-Owned Low Mileage Cars in Wentzville

December 6, 2017  

low mileage cars in Wentzville

While that new car smell is nice, it makes better sense to purchase a used vehicle. Pre-owned low mileage cars in Wentzville are considerably less expensive, are still trendy and have a great deal more life in them than the newest makes and models. However, it is important to note some tips to help you make the most of your car search and find the best deal from a reputable dealer. Get feedback from relatives and friends who have recently purchased a used vehicle and look at online customer reviews on dealers’ websites. While the majority of dealerships are trustworthy and try to maintain your satisfaction, some use dirty tactics to sell the autos on their car lots.

VIN or vehicle identification cloning is more common than you may have thought. A car thief will substitute the VIN number on a stolen car with one that has not been taken. Sometimes there is even incorrect paperwork that accompanies the auto. If the stolen car is sold and ends up with the police for some reason, the stolen car buyer (who is not at fault) loses his money on the auto.

To avoid VIN fraud on Ford and used Toyota cars for sale, follow these guidelines:

  • Vehicle prices that are significantly lower than competitors are a red flag.
  • The VIN should be the same on the paperwork, dashboard, inside the door and under the hood.
  • Documentation should be error-free.
  • Look closely at the vehicle history report.
  • If you suspect the auto has been cloned, contact the authorities.

You have no worries with 5 Star Auto Plaza. We are a long-standing reputable dealer of authentic low mileage cars in Wentzville at affordable prices. Call us for more info at (636)940-7600.

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