If you’re in the market for a new car, you may feel that you’re sort of at the mercy of the car salesman that you get. You may not know everything about what these vehicles offer or even what you’re looking for. You’re hoping that the salesman can give you guidance and good advice so that you make a prudent decision.
Unfortunately, some salesman will not do this. They may even attempt to commit fraud by convincing you to buy a vehicle that is a lemon, failing to disclose defects and things of this nature. What are some signs that you shouldn’t trust them?
The inventory isn’t very strong
If you’re at the dealership and it seems like you found the only car there that’s worth buying, you may want to ask yourself what that means. Is it just that they’ve made this specific vehicle look like a better deal, even though it’s in bad condition (just like all the others)?
They tend to dodge your questions
The salesman should openly answer all of your questions whenever you ask. If you feel like they try to change the subject or if they give vague answers that don’t really tell you anything, that means they may be lying or at least being less than truthful.
They don’t want you to carry out an inspection
You may want to do the inspection yourself, or, if you don’t know that much about cars, you may want to bring in a knowledgeable friend or a mechanic to do the inspection. Once again, the dealership should allow this because you’re just making sure you know what you’re buying. If they don’t cooperate or won’t let you do it, that’s a massive red flag.
If you feel like you have been victimized by auto dealer fraud, then you need to know about all of the legal options at your disposal.