Many can't point out salvaged cars

September 21, 2009 5:45:44 PM PDT
Most consumers cannot tell by looking if a used car is in good shape or is a dangerous rebuilt wreck.

MOST POPULAR: Video, stories and more
SIGN-UP: Get breaking news sent to you from ABC7 News

There have been warnings about this for years and on Monday ABC's Good Morning America aired a consumer challenge. They had a used car line up and consumers told to pick out the car that had been totaled. Not one of the contestants could do so.

Every year, more than 2.5 million salvaged vehicles are sold to unsuspecting consumers. Some were in accidents, others have hidden corrosion from floods. So before buying a used vehicle get a car history report and an inspection by a mechanic.

Some links to research a car's history:
www.carfax.com
www.kbb.com

       Today's latest headlines | ABC7 News on your phone
Follow us on Twitter | Fan us on Facebook | Get our free widget


Load Comments