Avoid Getting Burned When Buying in the Hot Used-Car Market

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The pandemic-related computer chip shortage isn’t expected to end anytime soon, and it’s having an impact on the production of new cars and trucks. As a result, the used car market is hotter than ever. Consumer Reports’ car experts share some advice to help you determine whether a used vehicle is a good value or potential trouble.

--Research current pricing and deals on several different models to increase your shopping pool and chances.

--Don’t rush into a purchase when you find the used car you want at a sweet price. If the price seems too good to be true, there could be a problem.

--Check for open recalls and get a vehicle history report.

--Be aware of the local lemon laws.

--Also, if you’re selling your car or trading it in, you will likely be able to get more for it now. 


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