When You’re In A New City, A VIN Check Can Bring Added Comfort

Published On: January 9, 2019|Categories: Blog, Shopping, Tampa, Tips|Tags: , , |

If you’ve just relocated to the Tampa Bay area, and are in need of a new used car, you might feel overwhelmed. Maybe you haven’t met people yet to ask them where you should buy a car. People are always uneasy with buying used cars from unfamiliar people. It’s a huge purchase and it helps to have suggestions. One thing to consider is that you can ask for a VIN check on the vehicle before you actually buy it.

Why A VIN Check?

A VIN check can help you understand if you are getting a great deal or a lemon. The VIN check will disclose any odometer discrepancies, and the history of the vehicle. You will need to know the car’s vehicle identification number (VIN). That’s the number you will use to search the history.

It will let you know about previous ownership and the title history on the car. Plus, it will let you know if there is a history of airbag deployments and if the car has been in an accident that might have damaged it. It will even say if the car has suffered flood damage.

If you intend to buy a used car in the Tampa Bay area and you’re not sure where to go, keep in mind that a VIN check can help you have piece of mind. Check in with our next blog post for some suggested used car dealers in the area too!


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