Inspect what you expect

When buying a car, truck or motorcycle, it’s a good idea to inspect everything.  Read most of what you sign and ALWAYS inspect the vehicle you are buying before you take it

More to go………..

It’s pretty common for a person to look over a used vehicle for flaws.  Dents, rips, leaks, mis-aligning panels indicating damage repair ( you also have Car Fax for this one) etc.

What about the new car you purchase.  Do you realize that people buy vehicles everyday that they thought included things like CD changer, or Power mirrors, or 4×4 or you name it?  There can always be confusion about the unit you purchase.  Check all of the equipment before you take the unit.  You don’t have to see if everything works on a new vehicle because you have a warranty but a warranty can’t fix what isn’t there.

How about Dents, scratches, chips in the paint.  Every vehicle will have some chips. Anything bigger then your little finger’s nail should be repaired and anything smaller than your little finger’s nail should be touched up.  Any dent should be fixed prior to delivery and inspected before you take the vehicle.  Scratches should be fixed.  Big scratches should be fixed, prior to delivery.  Small, superficial scratches can wait for the first service.

What a killer of a great deal missing equipment can be.  Dents can be a big problem and the paint repair not matching can be a problem as well. 

Anything you are willing to wait for and bring back to get repaired should be written on your bill of sale and signed by the manager.  Don’t take their word for it.  People can forget what they have said.  Most dealers are honest and will keep their promises but how do you know who they are until after the circumstances

Check twice if possible.

About Geoffrey Jerome

I am a 35 year veteran of the automobile and motorcycle industry, author of seven books, soon to be nine, Both fiction and nonfiction. I have three super kids, actually adults, and a wonderful Jack Russell Terrier named Lucy Lynn. I am Formerly from upstate New York, Ithaca. I ride a Harley, like photography, technology and I know climate change is the worlds biggest problem.
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