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Used Car Buying Guide

Everything you need to know about buying a used car:

Buying a used car can seem overwhelming; with so many things to consider, where do you even start? We'll show you how to find a used car that not only fits you perfectly, but one that you'll feel safe behind the wheel in. Here are the steps to take when buying a used car:

  1. Decide what type of...
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Used Car Selling Guide

How to sell your used vehicle

If you're looking to sell your used car, you may not know where to start. We can help make sure you’re set up for a quick and easy sale while getting the best price. Here are the steps you should to take when selling a used car:

  • Decide if you want to trade it in or sell your car privately
  • Find out your vehicle's...
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What is a Lien?

When you’re shopping for a used car, it’s important that you check the vehicle for an outstanding lien. Statistically, it’s pretty common for a car to have a lien – 45 percent of vehicles searched in Canada have a lien registered against them – and if you don’t know about a lien before you buy, you could be on the hook for the consequen...

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Which CARFAX Canada Report is Right for Me?

When buying or selling a used car, CARFAX Canada reports are important in building trust between the buyer and seller, allowing the seller to establish themselves as an honest person and enabling the buyer to confidently purchase a vehicle without the fear of unfortunate surprises down the road. CARFAX Canada offers a variety of products that provi...

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How to Get Free CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Reports

A CARFAX Canada Vehicle History Report is a crucial part of the vehicle shopping process. Our vehicle history reports provide you with details about a car’s history and give you confidence that you’ve found a car that is just right for you.

While you can always purchase your own CARFAX Canada report using the vehicle’s identification number (V...

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CARFAX Canada's Guide on How to Finalize a Private Used Car Sale

You’ve done your homework and researched what type of car you want. You’ve met with the private seller, gone for a test drive, asked all the right questions and taken the car for a pre-purchase i...

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The Used Car You Want Has Been in an Accident – Now What?

When you’re buying a used car, you likely have a good idea of how much you’re planning on spending. You might even know what kind of vehicle you’re looking for. And, like many used car shoppers,...

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How to Clear a Lien Off a Used Car

A lien can be a game-changer when you’re buying or selling a used car.

Because a vehicle is such a large purchase, it is common for car buyers to borrow money from a lender to cover the cost of thei...

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How to Check a Used Car For an Odometer Rollback

Even if a car looks and sounds great, it doesn’t mean there’s nothing to be concerned about. For example, a vehicle’s odometer reading is major factor in determining how much it’s worth. Most people...

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12 Tips to Negotiate a Used Car’s Price

You’ve found a vehicle that looks like it could be your next car and you’re ready to talk with the seller to see if you can lower the price. It may seem like an uphill battle, but if you use the t...

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Why a Pre-purchase Inspection is Important

Finding the used car that’s right for you takes time, and when you finally find ‘the one,’ it can be tempting to rush through the buying process to get into the driver’s seat as soon as possib...

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Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Next Used Car

Purchasing a used vehicle can at first seem like an intimidating experience, but if you know the right questions to ask and have the right information at your disposal, you can navigate the process ea...

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