Cars that look great on the outside might have a hidden past.
Experts suggest looking into a vehicle's history before purchasing a used car.
Thomas Beard of Byer's Auto Group said that it is much easier than eyeballing a car.
"They get a Carfax, and it shows that a car has had damage to the front, damage to the rear, you know, total loss," Beard said. "Those are things that protect the buyers, most especially from buying a bad car."
Chris Basso of Carfax presented three cars to consumer Alex Wylly. One of the cars had been in a wreck and was subsequently repaired and all of them looked good as new.
"One of them was in an accident so bad the airbag's deployed," Basso said.
Wylly discovered that spotting the car with a troubled past was not an easy task, and he was not alone.
10TV cameras were there as about a dozen others inspected the vehicles and made their guesses.
Basso said that the best way to ensure a customer is making the best purchase when buying a used car is to get a vehicle history report, take the car for a test drive and most importantly, have it checked by a mechanic.
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