Monthly Archives: July 2019

How to Protect Yourself When Buying a Car "As-Is"

If you are interested in buying a vehicle “as is,” there are important steps to take in order to protect yourself. At TOS Auto Repair, we never want to see our clients being taken advantage, which is why we hope you arm yourself with these tips the next time you decide to purchase a used vehicle “as is.” As is means exactly that. Unless it is explicitly in writing, the vehicle does not come with any warranties or extra protection.  Figure out exactly what you are looking for. This way, you can narrow down your options and hone on in what you need for your budget, family, and lifestyle.  Carefully examine the interior of the vehicle for any wear or tear. A sloppy or worn interior usually is a sign of an owner who doesn’t stay on top of preventative maintenance, which can lead to expensive and dangerous issues later on.  Drive the car! Make sure the vehicle drives smoothly, without any jerky movements or unusual movements. Turn on the radi ... read more

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