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Car Lawyer Explains Myths, Scams, and Risks of Buying a Used Car

Not convinced that you have to have ALL used cars inspected before buying one whether it’s from a well-know local dealership or some guy down the street? Here is sound advice about what happens during used car scams and why you might have no recourse other than chalking the scam up to experience after falling for one.
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Who Is Responsible When a Used Car Scam Happens?

Here’s an eye-opening video by an attorney who explains why when you wind up buying a used car that was part of a scam or some type of seller misrepresentation of a vehicle, that you might not have any legal protections to help you recover your losses.

The gist of his advice is that your best protection is taking the responsibility, time, and expense to have any and all used cars you are considering buying, inspected by a professional mechanic. Unfortunately, however, there are a number of reasonable-sounding myths car shoppers believe that offer some protection when buying a used car that prevents them from performing their own due diligence.

That said, watch this video and walk away with your eyes a little wider the next time you look at a used car up for sale.

The Car Lawyer Explains Myths, Scams, & Risks of Used Car Buying

And finally…

For additional articles about car scams, be sure to check out these useful articles that discusses “The Most Important Used Car Scam Everyone Should Be Aware About” and, “Toyota Service Department Mechanic Explains Latest Car Dealership Scams

Timothy Boyer is 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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