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Used Car Scams to Avoid

One of the most popular used car buying seasons is upon us: tax return season! A huge reason for our existence is to try our best to help you get the most satisfying automotive bang for your buck, whether it’s with DIY repairs, estimate reviews, or just useful information from longtime automotive professionals. We’re here to try and help. In that vein, we’re publishing this article to give you a short list of things to watch out for when you’re buying a good used vehicle this tax season. Let’s get started!

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Meet Sam Dillinger

My name is Sam Dillinger. I've been a professional, dealership technician for 18 and a half years. My first introduction to mechanical repair was when my own vehicle broke down in the fall of 1995. I was 18 and couldn't afford to pay to have it fixed. So I borrowed tools and asked a ton of questions and, eventually, was able to replace the clutch on my truck by myself. During the course of that project, I found that I really enjoyed having a wrench in my hand and figuring out the puzzle of disassembly and reassembly of a motor vehicle.

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