At Toyota of Orlando, we have a HUGE selection of used cars for sale! We’re proud to be able to provide our customers in Central Florida with a wide variety of makes and models, as well as used car specials that help make these incredible vehicles seriously affordable. However, we don’t just get a thrill from providing affordable options; we also get pretty excited about how reliable they are. We know how daunting it can be to climb into a pre-owned car and decide to take it home without knowing exactly where it’s been. That’s why we provide vehicle history reports with our vehicles upon request – but do you know how to read one?
Why should you ask for a vehicle history report for used cars in Orlando?
We’re here to help! Whenever you come in to take one of our used cars in Orlando for a test drive, go ahead and ask for the vehicle history report. These reports typically give you an idea of where the car has been, who’s owned it, how many times it’s changes hands, its accident history, its repair and service history, and information on any available warranties. It seems simple enough, right? All that information is laid out in front of you, but the challenge that follows is actually interpreting it before you decide if one of our Orlando used cars meets your needs. Read on!
Interpret your used car’s vehicle history report with our tips
There are some things you should be on the lookout for on your vehicle history report – here are a few examples:
- Suspicious body work or repairs: Auto repairs should be pretty self-explanatory when it comes to your used car in Orlando – the records should indicate what was fixed. However, if you see body work that seems out of the ordinary, it might be indicative of an accident that occurred but wasn’t reported.
- Where was the vehicle located? Be on the lookout for any locations that may have gotten big storms so you can investigate if there may be any flood damage to the car. Additionally, cars from up north may have damage from ice or salt, where as cars that live down here in the south may have issues from excessive heat. Get things checked over for a greater peace of mind!
- Too many owners can also be an alarm bell; the more a car has switched hands, the less attention it’s likely gotten in terms of regular service, maintenance, and care. Make sure you’re comfortable with the number of owners the car has had.
- Also make sure that the details on the vehicle history report match up with the car itself! Check the name and description, and make sure that they match up perfectly with the vehicle you’re considering.
Don’t forget – we have skilled sales specialists on hand here that can assist you in making sure you’re getting a great deal on a great car. All you have to do is schedule an appointment with one of them at (888) 725-3520! Ask for the vehicle history report and they’d be happy to review it with you… and don’t forget to ask about all the specials we have on our Orlando used cars! We’ll see you soon!