Free Car Records Check or Complete Listing?

 

By Posted 24 Mar 2011, 23:27

Whenever you buy a used car there is always the risk that there is still credit on it, or it has been involved in an accident. However, there are ways to reduce your risk of purchasing one of these cars, and that is by getting a free car records check. However, for those of you looking for greater peace of mind, then maybe you should consider paying a small fee for a complete listing.

We have known a number of people who have not bothered with the check, only to learn that there is finance on the vehicle that they now own. This not only causes an issue with the company who financed the vehicle for the previous owner, but for you as well, as you will no longer be able to sell it.

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If we were asked is it worth getting a car records check done, then we would have to say yes. However, we also believe that it is worth going that little further and purchase a short subscription for a more detailed report.

Having said that, even the FREE VIN check at AutoCheck is better than not doing anything. Remember in order to be able to do this check you will need the VIN of the vehicle, so if someone who is selling you the vehicle refuses to offer you this, then there could be a chance that they are hiding something.

Have you ever been ripped off when it comes to buying a vehicle?