Warning Signs You Shouldn’t Buy A Used Car

Unfortunately for people in West Michigan, not all used vehicles are created equal.  Here are some definite warning signs you shouldn’t buy a used car…

 

 

The Dealer Is Unlicensed

Unlicensed dealerships can come in a couple of different varieties. Some of them appear, from all outward appearances, to look like a  valid dealership with a car lot and salesmen but are actually not licensed by the State of Michigan to sell cars, vans, trucks or SUV’s. While curbstoners are people who may or may not present themselves as the person who owns the vehicle when in reality they do not.  They actually “flip” vehicles by regularly buying cheap cars, doing a minimal amount of work on them (often cosmetically) to make them look better and then resell them quickly.  Both are illegal due to Michigan Vehicle Code [...]

Fall is such a great time of year in West Michigan… football games, sweater weather, visiting local pumpkin patches and the crisp autumnal air.  For many people, it is undoubtedly their favorite time of year but drivers on the greater Grand Rapids roads, it can be a challenging time to navigate safely to all our needed destinations. Fortunately, with a little heads up and added attention to these common problems with Fall driving, we can hopefully skip any unwanted stress and just enjoy one of the beautiful landscape that Fall has to offer in West Michigan.

 

Slippery Leaves

On the trees or in people’s yards, leaves are a spectacular display of mother nature’s color creations but on area roadways, they can become an unexpected hazard, particularly when they are wet.  Leaves can retain moisture even if [...]

Buying a vehicle can have a significant effect on both your budget and your overall peace of mind so it’s no wonder why so many people feel overwhelmed by the task.  But taking the time to ask yourself the following useful questions before you even begin your search, can lessen the burden and help lead you down the right path for you, your lifestyle and your wallet.

 

Should I buy a new or used car?

Buying a brand new vehicle versus a quality pre-owned vehicle can literally cost you thousands of dollars more but that shouldn’t immediately turn you away from buying a new car, nor should the possible issues that could arise from buying a used car leave you running for the hills in fear of purchasing a lemon.  There are clear benefits to buying new and purchasing used, and only by considering all [...]

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