Check out the following helpful tips:
1. Unequal Panel Gap
Unequal panel gaps on both sides of the car are a sign that the panels have been worked on from an accident. You can also know if the path of the lines mismatch at the point where they intersect.
2. Uneven Paint Texture
When the paint on one area of the car is newer than the rest of the car, this means an affected part of the car just got worked on and the seller has nicely covered it up.
3. Road Noise and Sounds
If you are driving a car with all windows wound up but you still hear a lot of wind noise, this means the panels have been affected and the noise cancellation in place has been damaged.
Disclaimer: We are not saying you should not buy a repaired Salvage car but the moment you get sold a repaired salvage car without knowing…that is a FRAUD.
4. Chassis Number Check
When you do your VIN Check and you see photos of the car on an auction website for salvage cars, nobody needs to tell you.
5. Broken Interior Plastics
You don’t come across cars with so many broken interior plastics (especially the pillar protectors and door plastics). It is mostly fatal accidents that cause these plastics to break.
6. Airbag Light
Once you see this airbag light on the dashboard, it means the dashboard will not deploy in an accident because it has been triggered by an accident in the past.
At the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with buying a repaired “accidental” car. The only thing is that it’s right that you know the car is “accidental” so you are equipped for the risks that come with them.
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