Better Business Bureau Receives Complaints of Used Car Fraud
In North Carolina, used car sales ranked fifth on the list of complaints to the Better Business Bureau, according to WRAL in Raleigh. Extended warranties offer potential car buyers an extra level of protection against used car scams.
Used car salesmen sometimes use unscrupulous tactics to sell a used car that may not be up to mechanical standards and has a high chance of breakdown. The repairs to fix such a vehicle can cost more than the car is actually worth.
David Allen was one such victim, according to the news source. After taking his recently-purchased used car to a mechanic, who found a host of problems, he asked for his deposit back. But the salesman wouldn’t give it to him.
There’s nothing worse than buying a used car only to have it break down a few weeks later. By purchasing an auto warranty from a trusted company like AA Auto Protection, consumers can avoid the scams of seedy salesmen.
Car buyers need to take caution when entering the market for a used car. But those with a bumper-to-bumper warranty can rest a little easier.