Purchasing a car that does not work according to the promises of the car dealer, elicits a slew of emotions. To put it mildly, the whole situation is infuriating. This is what is known as a lemon, and such a condition will definitely be a waste of time and money. How do you determine if your car is in this condition before purchase?
Start with getting a vehicle history report even before you purchase a new vehicle. There are different report services that you can use. Regardless of which one you choose, always give regard to the one that provides you a comprehensive report; this information should includes all of the vehicle’s previous owners, as well as accidents that the car may have encountered in the past. The report must also include the details on much-needed repairs. A title that certifies the car is a lemon will make you back out from the purchase in order to avoid the problem.
Make sure that the car works. This is part of the pre-purchase inspection and is crucial in ensuring that the vehicle works. Inspect the car personally, and send it to a mechanic for inspection, in case you feel it has been mislabeled as a lemon. The mechanic will check everything from the interior to the exterior, to the suspension, engine, and every component in between.
Now, some people may be tempted to bargain with the manufacturer or dealership if negligible defective parts are found in the vehicle. Theoretically, this can save you in terms of investment, but will it be worth it? If you do not want to be stuck filing a case and having headaches later on, spot the lemon before you own one.