If you are thinking of buying a used or pre-owned car then you will get it for much cheaper than a new car. Any new car driven for 3 years or over 36,000 miles will be a used car because this is the warranty time period for any new car. Now most of the used cars are painted and polished to look as good as new. From a distance, you might not be able to make out if the car is used or new. What looks good from far may not be as good. Sometimes, people end up buying a used car with defects, recurring problems and internal damages. Some of the used cars are actually damaged cars. So if you are thinking of picking up a damaged car then you have to be extra careful. Damaged cars if not repaired properly can cause many problems once bought.
There are used car dealerships who sell damaged cars and most of them can be found online. You can check the various damaged cars of trucks available and the extent of damage. There are times when the owner doesn't disclose the true extent of the damage. In such a scenario, you need to get hold of a history vehicle report. The history vehicle report will give you all the necessary information regarding the specific car or truck and the total damage that has been done.
Cars damaged by flooding or due to hurricanes like the Katrina can get severely damaged but they can also be salvaged, built and sold at car auctions. If you are looking for used cars online, then the first thing to do is get a CARFAX record check on the cars you have chosen. Another thing to check for damaged cars is their interiors. While they might look fine from the exterior because of new paint, there might still be uncovered damages inside.
Take a test ride and check the brake, transmission, and the odometer. The odometer is important because the damaged cars may have rolled it off. Therefore, an odometer mileage check will alert you to this roll off. Here's the most important thing, you can't get extended warranty on damaged or salvaged cars or trucks with rebuilt title and the manufactures warranty is not applicable. You will not also get any finance on the damaged or salvaged cars or trucks with rebuilt title. So if you are buying a damaged or salvaged car with rebuilt title, then you need to be extra careful and conduct all the possible tests so that you can be satisfied with the engine, the exterior and the interior of the car.