When shopping for local used cars, knowing how you can land a good deal and the steps involved is essential. They include the right questions to ask the owner on the phone, how to figure out the vehicle’s value to enable you to negotiate and how to check the VIN for free.
When calling the owner, avoid specifying the car to help determine whether they are the actual owners or if they are a dealer or sell vehicles as a side hustle if they ask, ‘Which one?’. Inquiring about additional car information is also useful to help you know its condition and insist on test driving.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), iSeeCars.com/VIN, and VehicleHistory.com all offer free VIN checks. These websites will perform a VIN lookup and provide the local used car details if you enter the vehicle’s digits.
But to obtain additional information, you should use more than one of these websites. When it comes to valuation, it’s crucial to exercise caution to help you strike an excellent deal.