How to Make Sure That You are Purchasing a High-Quality Used Vehicle

October 27th, 2016 by

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What is Frame Unibody Damage?

When you purchase a used vehicle, you get to enjoy big savings! And you can find high-quality models—especially when you shop at The Auto Source! However, if you purchase from a private seller or a different dealership, not all information about the used vehicle that you are looking at might be disclosed, and you could end up with a model that is potentially unsafe to drive. Most of the time, the deal-breaker is frame unibody damage.

Frame Unibody Damage? What’s That?

Most cars’ (sedans, hatchbacks, and many crossovers) frames are made with unibody construction, or one piece of metal. This type of construction cuts down the vehicle’s weight. However, in the event of a crash—even a minor one—the frame can become skewed, bent, or cracked. This compromises the structural integrity of the vehicle and can make it unsafe for driving, especially if it ever experiences another collision.

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Damaged CarHow Can I Spot Frame Unibody Damage?

When you are hunting for a used car, there are several symptoms that may indicate frame unibody damage, including

  • Strange engine noises
  • Rough paint work
  • Improperly closing hood, doors, windows, and trunk
  • Hood, doors, windows, and trunk that have been replaced

Not Sure About the Vehicle? Ask CarFax!

If you are unsure about the vehicle’s history, CarFax is an excellent resource and could save you from purchasing an unsafe car! Remember that The Auto Source utilizes CarFax to help ensure that you end up with a high-quality vehicle. We also thoroughly inspect each model before placing it on the sales lot, and we only offer the best of the best!

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Come and Talk to Us Here at The Auto Source!

If you have any questions about frame unibody damage, please feel free to contact us! We also invite you to stop by our dealership (located at 4601 N John Young Parkway in Orlando) and check out our inventory of high-quality used vehicles!