A private car seller can can have great deals for the car buyer. Sometimes though, the deal can be of vehicle that has been stolen and the seller is just trying to get rid of it as fast as possible. Research is of primary importance when buying a car through a private seller.
It is necessary for the buyer to look for signs to see whether it is a stolen car that they are buying or not.
The buyer has take into account any kind of suspicious behavior of the seller. For instance how closely the seller is letting the buyer look at the car or are they being too pushy to get you to buy the car. The buyer needs to inspect the car, take pictures or bring a mechanic to inspect but the seller refuses to cooperate as they might be hiding something.
Look for the license plate to make sure it matches the one currently registered to the DMV. If it is newly bolted ask why the person updated the plates and then decided to sell the car immediately. Also here it is important to note whether the seller has an original key or not especially if it’s a newer model year. If the keys are copies and missing the fobs, then it might be stolen.
The VIN number condition also needs to be considered and they are said to be the fingerprint of each vehicle as they are one-of-a-kind for that particular car. The VIN is in the driver’s side of the dashboard where it meets the windshield, inspect it’s condition whether it is loose, painted, or scratched off and looks as if it is been tampered with.