Used car dealership scam with superglue and drywall screws
A USED CAR WARNING TALE
There is no avoiding the fact that if the opportunity presents itself, many used car dealers will rip you off the same way that stranger on Craigslist did with a used car, if you let him know. give half. What can be avoided, however, is not noticing some of the more obvious signs that a used car has such a dark history as the guy selling it.
Concrete example : In a recent video from Rainman Ray repairs YouTube channel, Ray takes viewers on a used car inspection journey of what is guaranteed to become a nightmare for the used car owner who has decided to have the car inspected AFTER purchasing the car, rather than before.
I mean we’re talking about superglue nail and drywall repairs that only the laziest car sellers wouldn’t even bother to worry about before putting a For Sale sign on the windshield.
Unfortunately, we are not given full details of how this used car sale went, but what we do know is that the dealer who sold the vehicle is wrong because no car should. to be resold in this kind of state. In fact, it is most likely a dangerous car.
Having said that, here is a good example of what can happen to you when buying a used car and relying on at least the obvious faults would have been taken care of by the dealership before taking the car. someone’s money.
After … Purchase inspection. Shouldn’t you do it first?
From the video we can assume that this car had at least one accident in the front, possibly also in the rear due to the trunk spaces, and that the repairs carried out were probably carried out by a non -mechanic who collects his parts at home. Deposit. The paint job indicated that the same person had either gotten a Harbor Freight paint sprayer or found someone selling one of those paint jobs for $ 99.99 guaranteed to “make your old car look good.” nine â— remember those late night commercials? !
I suspect Ray has only scratched the surface of several other ailments that can be found on closer inspection. But in any case, this video is a good example of what can happen not only if you don’t hire someone to inspect a used car before you buy it, but also what can happen if you don’t. don’t even bother to look closely at the obvious signs of hidden and not-so-hidden damage. Caveat Emptor and all that.
To learn more about buying a used car, be sure to check out these helpful articles on “The Biggest Used Car Scam Everyone Should Be Aware of” and ” Consumer reports on how to assess the true value of a used vehicle. “
Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced in early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for better performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily news of new and used vehicles.