Car sales continue to increase over the years and car dealers are doing everything they can to maximize their profit on every sale. There are many used car scams and fraud tactics used by car dealers to increase profit.
The most common car buying scam used by dealers is by covering up or hiding the defects of the vehicle using some quick fixes to make the car appear to run smoothly. However it won’t be long before the real problems arise and it can be too late for the car buyer to discover that the car is defective. Hidden car defects will not only cost you additional money for the repair but it can prove to be dangerous and may lead to accidents.
How to Avoid Car Dealer Scam
Car buyers should know how to protect themselves from used car dealer fraud. One way is to get a full history of the vehicle including previous repairs and accidents; ask for a Car Fax or Auto Check. Contacting the previous owner of the vehicle can also be helpful, if possible. Having the vehicle checked by a trusted auto mechanic will help you make a better decision regarding the true condition of the car. It is also important to read the contract very carefully and make sure that the price of the car is not more than what was advertised and the down payments are in the contract as well as the trade in price for any trade in vehicle.
Some car dealer scams trick the car buyer into thinking that a huge discount is given but then ends up paying more because of the high interest rate written in the contract. It is important that you read everything in the fine print before signing the contract.
If your car breaks down close in time to the date of purchase, a claim for dealer fraud can be difficult to prove if the vehicle was sold “as is”. That is why it is so important to have everything checked and tested before you finalize the sale.
When to Sue Used Car Dealerships
If you have recently bought a vehicle and discovered some defects or irregularities in your contract, it is best to call us for legal advice. Our team handles auto dealer fraud and we can help you win your case. We sue the dealer when we identify auto fraud claims. We handle auto fraud case on a contingency fee basis, which means no money is required from you to file the case. Call us, the call is free and your case may be valuable!