Vehicles so branded are difficult to sell but unscrupulous used car dealers always have a way of getting such vehicles back into the market by the way of title washing.
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) December 27, 2012
A common used car scam to fall victim of is what is known as title washing. Carried out by apparently fully legit businesses, a title washing scam is usually hard to detect as it involves vehicles that have been shipped across states or countries. Fortunately, consumers can avoid falling victim to such scams by obtaining vehicle history reports such as the ones issued through new website CarHistory.us.org.
Vehicles that have been involved in major accidents (such as a major water incident such as a flood) will usually be written off. Such a vehicle will be declared by the insurer a total loss (meaning that the cost of repairing it is equivalent to or exceeds its value). Vehicles so branded are difficult to sell but unscrupulous used car dealers always have a way of getting such vehicles back into the market by the way of title washing.
Should the vehicle have been branded in one state, what the dealers involved in a scam do is carry out repairs before transferring the vehicle to another state. The repaired car is then sold at a higher price than the salvage price it would have fetched in the previous state.
Without an independent review from a competent provider of used car reports, it is easy to see why consumers could be paying top dollar for a car that has been written off. The fact that the unscrupulous dealer has washed the car’s title does not mean that the vehicle’s complete records have been erased.
A vehicle inspection report will show details including the state where the car originated from together with complete details on the damage that made the insurer write it off. For this reason, it helps to obtain these reports regardless of how legit a used car dealer appears.
Vehicle history reports are an important aspect of the car buying process. Don't get scammed into paying for a car that could be a lemon. Visit CarHistory.us.org to evaluate a used car with a cheap yet accurate vehicle history service. With millions of cars in this nationwide database, you're bound to find the real information you are after.