What red flags should I watch out for when buying a car?

"I’ve never bought a car before, so I’m worried about being taken advantage of. Can you help me out with some advice?


“If you are buying a new car with a warranty, there is less risk when it comes to being taken advantage of, but it can still happen. You should always do your research when it comes to the actual value of the car. There are plenty of websites out there that will show you what other people are paying in your area for a similar car.
If you are thinking of buying a used car, you should also consider having it checked by a mechanic before purchasing it. Some things to watch out for include odd smells, uneven tire wear, vibrations, and oil leaks. “
Johnny Puckett
Answered on Apr 09, 2021
Johnny Puckett is a freelance writer and automotive expert. He has contributed content to a number of some of the largest online publications, aftermarket automotive manufacturers’ sites, and automotive informational sites. His experience in the automotive and information fields informs his writing at Jerry. His automotive interests bleed into his free time, where he enjoys modifying his favorite cars and woodworking.

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