May 19, 2022

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The Car & Automotive Devotees

Don’t Get Scammed! How to Spot Shady Car Dealership Deals

4 min read

Car shopping can be extremely stressful. This is especially true when buying from a used car dealership. Let’s face it; used cars sales associates have a certain stigma. While most of them are lovely people, there’s always a handful of bad ones that make a bad name for the rest of them. There are plenty of sketchy dealerships that will do just about anything to a car to get it sold. So, shoppers should tread lightly when buying a car to avoid being scammed.

How to avoid getting sold a lemon and what to look for to spot a shady deal

A private dealership used car lot. | Getty Images

CBS Pittsburgh recently reported on a shady dealership that lost its business license due to its sketchy ways. According to the news story, one customer was old a car that had its brake fail just two weeks later with children in the car. Another story outlines a rusty car having been “repaired” with duct tape and painted over to hide the damage.