Getting a new vehicle is soooo exciting. But listen up ladies, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. If you are buying a used vehicle, you should ALWAYS get it checked out by a trusted mechanic. It doesn’t matter if you buy it from a buy-here pay-here or a reputable franchise certified pre-owned department. Even getting the vehicle history report isn’t always going to list everything that is going on under the hood the moment you buy the vehicle.
Any dealer worth their salt will encourage you to get a second opinion on the vehicle. The best way to do this is to get a friend/mechanic to come to the lot and take a look at the vehicle. If that’s not possible, ask the dealer if you can test drive it to your WAK mechanic’s shop. Don’t worry about offending the dealer – you’re the one paying for it and driving it. The only exception to this Free Look rule is if your daughter, mother, bff, hubby or someone else you can bring along is a trained mechanic and can give the car a once over on the lot before you buy.