If anyone tells you a vehicle is an investment, don’t trust them – they’re lying! Unless you own a vehicle destined to become highly collectible, you’re going to lose thousands of dollars through depreciation. That’s not to discourage you from owning a car. Just be aware that it’s all but guaranteed to lose value between the time you buy it and when you sell it.
You’ve been kicking the tires on a new car. Well, new to you. It has a few years on its tires already, but everything seems to be in ship shape. The test drive went really well and the car performed exactly as you thought it should. It’s almost time to negotiate a price. But first, you want to make sure there aren’t any issues.
We all have to take our car to the shop from time to time. Whether it’s just an oil change or something that needs serious repair we all hate to be approached by the service advisor with a new unexpected problem that requires attention. Today we look at 5 confessions from me, one of the guys who’s spent years behind the desk and who knows the truth about what your car really needs as opposed to what you’re told. Don’t see the confession you’re wondering about? Ask me anything below!
In this article, I am going to teach you how to read your VIN. Sounds pretty exciting, right? That’s because it is! Before 1981, there was no standardization of VINs on vehicles. Before that, it could have been ten digits. It could have been five digits. It could have been whatever the car manufacturer wanted.