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Before You Buy A Car!

Are you facing major car repairs? Are you thinking of replacing your vehicle and buying a used car?

Here are some helpful tips when faced with major repairs.

When was the last time you thought about selling or trading in the vehicle  you drive? Was it when you were about to need
major repairs? Believe it or not, you are not the only person that has had that very thought. An overwhelming majority of vehicles (71+%) on the used car market used to be owned by someone who thought the very same thing.

It is not surprising that most consumers want to deny that they are financially responsible for major automotive repairs. Consumers would like to think that they can get rid of their current vehicle therefore minimizing repair expense. The reality is
the used car market they plan to purchase their next vehicle from is full of vehicles just like or in worse condition than the
one they are trying to get rid of
. Over 71% of the time the consumer is just trading problems.

Remember: Vehicle repair is an INVESTMENT, not and expense.

Consumers often ask repair shops "How long will it last?" or request that the mechanic simply make partial repairs to major
problems. Some owners will also ask the mechanic to use junkyard components to make the vehicle sellable.

What happens is that the vehicle ends up being a potential danger to the unwary buyer. This is also why buying a used car
has received so much negative publicity. The used car dealer usually gets the bad end of the deal because: Most consumers
will try to transfer the responsibility for major repairs to someone else.

Consumers generally shift the blame for their mechanical problems. The following is a list of the top ten persons or
businesses that receive the blame.

1   Who the vehicle was purchased from.
2   Who manufactured the car.
3   The next owner (when selling the vehicle).
4   Who worked on the car last.
5   The repair shop recommending the repairs.
6   Who drove the car last.
7   The extended warranty company.
8   The insurance company.
9   A family member.
10   Themselves.

Buying another used vehicle has it's own risks.

When you are faced with a major repair, getting rid of the vehicle is rarely the best solution unless the vehicle has a history of mechanical problems (i.e. a lemon) or you simply don't like the vehicle you currently have. Otherwise, repairing the vehicle is
the best solution.

By properly repairing the vehicle that you have, you are provided with the following advantages.

1   You know the history of the vehicle. It's hard to place a value on peace of mind.
2   With the right frame of mind, a consumer will shop for a warranty, not price, on major repairs.
If you are going to keep your current vehicle, you don't want to pay twice for the same repair.
3   Even if you do choose to sell your vehicle, a long warranty on major components will make your vehicle
easier to sell. Plus, you can eliminate the worry of having the purchaser of your vehicle coming back on you for
a major problem after the sale.

The ultimate solution is to restore your vehicle to like new condition.