9. Get a Professional to Inspect Your Used Car
Once the car passes your initial once-over, a trusted mechanic should give it a thorough inspection, typically for a small fee.
“Your mechanic should be able to tell you if there are any glaring issues that may come up in the near future, if there are typical problems seen with the vehicle and how expensive repairs tend to be on the vehicle you want,” said Shawn Miskelley of Preventative Maintenance Repair. “Paying a small amount to have the vehicle checked out could end up saving you thousands and a huge headache down the road.”