Buying a new car is a big decision that involves a substantial financial commitment over a lengthy period. When you sign that contract for a vehicle purchase, you need to be sure that you are doing the right thing – that you have chosen the right car, know everything there is to know about it, and that the paperwork reflects all the facts. Here are some expert tips to consider before you sign on that dotted line.
Before you get to the point where you are about to sign that agreement, make sure you have done your homework. You should have acquired all the facts you need about your chosen car, from its VIN and other documentary material to getting an independent inspection. You should also dive into the conditions of the contract and look for any add-ons. If you have not approved any extras, such as gap insurance, you do not need to accept them. Some dealers sometimes include these in the contract without informing the client. Read the agreement carefully.
Checking the Vehicle Identification Number
When buying a pre-owned car, one way to check its history is to reference the vehicle identification number (VIN). This number will enable you to access any information about past damage to the vehicle and even tell you if the car has been reported stolen. If there is any information about the vehicle that the seller might be trying to keep from you, you can access it in this way. You can go to the Canadian Police Information Center (CPIC) website and enter the VIN. If the car has been reported stolen or been involved in a collision, it will come up in your search.
One way to make your vehicle purchase procedure more transparent and trouble-free is to buy from an established and trusted dealer. CRS Automotive is a car sales and service specialist based in Hamilton and Cambridge, ON. For help choosing the ideal car, complete with a transparent and easy-to-understand contract for your vehicle purchase, contact us or visit our car sales center.