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Bad Toyota Mechanic’s Tip You Need to Follow Whenever Buying a Used Toyota

Looking to buy a used Toyota because you’ve heard of their reputation as dependable 300,000 miles (and more) machines? Think again and protect yourself with this advice from a mechanic who goes over a used Corolla his client paid three times over the vehicle’s true value.

Prepurchase Inspection Reminder

Toyotas are great. There’s no doubt about that. However, what’s not so great are original car owners who fail to properly maintain their Toyota and wind up trying to pass off their car when it becomes a problem onto someone else desperate to buy a used Toyota during a time when good used Toyotas are hard to find.

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That was the message in a recent Scotty Kilmer YouTube channel video where Scotty reminds car shoppers that regardless of how great of a reputation any car has, you still have to have a prepurchase inspection to protect yourself from a bad used car deal.

In this example, all the shopper needed to do was a simple and quick examination of the car to know that it was not worth the asking price.

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Follow along with Scotty as he shows the minimum you need to look at to roughly assess a vehicle’s health (and worth) and why it pays off to hire a professional mechanic before you decide to buy any used car.

Please Note: Only the first 10 minutes of the video are necessary to watch and learn from.

If Your Car Does This, You're Screwed

And finally…

For additional articles related to car maintenance, here are a few for your consideration:

• Low Mileage Car Warning for Shoppers

• An Important Used Car Hidden Damage Warning for Used Car Shoppers

• Consumer Reports Used Car Title Warning

Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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