Buying a pre-owned vehicle? Buyer beware

 pre-owned vehicles for sale

It is always recommended for vehicle buyers to meet their seller in person, in a safe location, bring a friend or family member, and go for a test drive. However, here are some further tips and steps to take before purchasing a used vehicle.

Top stolen vehicles

Keep in mind that older vehicles are often easier to steal as they don't have an effective anti-theft device built in. All new vehicles built in Canada after September 2007 must now be equipped with anti-theft engine immobilizers.

Check the VIN number

Signs to look for when buying a vehicle

More tips on buying a vehicle privately can also be found here: Buying Privately - VSA (

Why are vehicles stolen in the first place?

Protect your car

Invest in at least one anti-theft device. There are numerous anti-theft devices on the market. These include:

If your vehicle has been stolen or you suspect a vehicle is stolen, report it to your local police immediately.


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