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Why Get a Report When Buying a Car?

April 8, 2024 | Jany Martinez Ward
Why Get a Report When Buying a Car?

How do you know if your new car was in an accident?  Don't be fooled; seat belts have their manufacturing date, and if your car was manufactured on one date and the seat belt on another, your car has likely been in an accident. So check both dates to make sure you are not being fooled.

At The Ward Law Group, we always support a community of well-informed consumers.

When buying a car, whether brand new or used, there's always an element of risk involved. You want to ensure you're getting a reliable vehicle worth the investment. One crucial step in this process is obtaining a Carfax report. But why is it so important?

First and foremost, a Carfax report provides you with valuable information about the vehicle's history. It includes details such as previous owners, service records, and, most importantly, any reported accidents or damage. This information can give you insight into the car's overall condition and help you make an informed decision.

As mentioned earlier, checking the manufacturing date of the car and the seatbelt can be a sign of potential accidents. Discrepancies between these dates may indicate that the car was involved in a collision and was repaired afterward.

While some sellers may try to conceal this information, a Carfax report will reveal the truth, ensuring that you're not being misled.

Moreover, a Carfax report can uncover other red flags that may not be immediately apparent. For example, it can reveal issues such as odometer rollback, salvage title, or flood damage, which can significantly impact the car's value and safety.

By obtaining a Carfax report, you can avoid purchasing a lemon and save yourself from costly repairs.

Additionally, this report can give you peace of mind during the buying process. It serves as a tangible record of the car's history, providing reassurance that you're making a well-informed decision.

Whether you're buying from a dealership or a private seller, having this information readily available can help streamline the transaction and prevent any surprises later on.

By checking the car's manufacturing date, seatbelt, and other details provided in the report, you can ensure that you're getting a reliable vehicle worth your investment. So, before you sign on the dotted line, obtain a Carfax report and drive confidently, knowing you've done your due diligence.

It is always better to be sure of what we buy. This way, we avoid potential risks that could lead to accidents.

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Jany Martinez Ward

Jany Martínez-Ward is a Founding and Managing Partner of The Ward Law Group, PL, a Florida law firm representing victims of car accidents. She focuses her practice on providing legal representation to Hispanic clients that have become injured in a car accident as a result of the negligence of others. In 2018, The National Trial Lawyers Association recognized Jany as one of the top attorneys in the state and among the top 40 under 40 attorneys.


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