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What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Daytona Beach

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Daytona Beach

So you've bought a used vehicle in the Daytona Beach area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Daytona Beach area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in FL with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, corporate program cars or rental fleet vehicles. Most Daytona Beach buyers feel pretty confident about these because they're newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?Daytona Beach drivers who are planning to own a vehicle for a long time will keep up on auto maintenance so that they can avoid repairs down the road. But, if you know you're only going to have the vehicle for two or three years, you may not be so committed to maintenance. It would be ea ... read more

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Used Cars: Honest-1 Auto Care Advice on What to Do After You Buy

Used vehicles are certainly an economical choice for budget-conscious Daytona Beach drivers. But how can we know we're getting a good used vehicle and not just inheriting someone else's problems?There are good used vehicles for sale in the Daytona Beach area. Vehicles are sold when families upsize, when families downsize or even when someone just wants a new ride. So the used vehicle may be just fine. But some Daytona Beach used vehicle owners sell them because they don't want to deal with developing or existing problems.When you're considering buying a used vehicle in Daytona Beach, ask for service records. Check to see if the recommended schedules for preventive maintenance have been followed. If so, you probably have a great used vehicle on your hands. If there aren't any service records, then assume the worst.Check the vehicle for obvious signs of problems. Kick the tires if you want to but definitely check them for uneven tread wear. This can indica ... read more

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Odometer Rollback on Your Daytona Beach, FL Vehicle

Odometer Rollback on Your Daytona Beach, FL Vehicle

How do Daytona Beach drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect FL consumers against mileage fraud. It says a FL seller must certify the mileage reported is the actual mileage.To have your odometer checked in Daytona Beach, FL, stop by Honest-1 Auto Care: Honest-1 Auto Care 2325 S Ridgewood Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32119   If it isn't, the seller must say why; for example, maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.If the seller tells you the mileage isn't accurate, there's not much chance of putting a good number to it. And there's the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it isn't. What can Daytona Beach vehicle owners do?You can go to www.CarFax.com, where, for a small fee, they'll give you a comp ... read more

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