If it isn't, the seller must say why; like maybe the odometer is past its mechanical limits. Some older odometers only go to 99,999 miles and then start over at 0. Or, the odometer has been tampered with, broken or replaced.
If the seller tells you the mileage isn’t accurate, there’s not much chance of putting a good number to it; And there’s the unscrupulous seller who claims the reading is true, but it’s not so. What can you do?
First, you can go to www.CarFax.com, where for a small fee, they’ll give you a comprehensive vehicle history search on your Automobile, showing local Kissimmee Florida ownership history, accident reports, total-loss events, Manufacturer buybacks, Lemon reports and warranty status.
You can get a mileage history by checking with the local Kissimmee Florida DMV (or wherever you happen to be) and other verified sources looking for inconsistencies in the mileage reported when the car’s bought and sold. If there are signs odometer rollback, now you’ll now.
If so, proceed with caution. Or, negotiate a lower price. Or just walk away. There’s always another.
Posted in the Older Vehicles category
My Dealer In Kissimmee Closed: What Do I Do?
Posted March 31, 2011 1:18 PM
New car dealership closings are all over the Kissimmee news. Nearly 800 Chrysler dealerships canceled. About 1,100 GM dealers' contracts were not be renewed after October 2010. And record numbers are just shutting down because they aren't selling enough cars and trucks to stay in business.
It's estimated that some 40,000 dealership service bays could be taken out of service in the next year or so.
Of course, this is a tragedy for those who work at our local Kissimmee dealerships and the owners that risk losing much of their life's work. Our Kissimmee communities will lose some of our best corporate citizens. Think of all the youth sports team, service clubs and Kissimmee community events that have been sponsored by our local new car dealers.
One question we hear a lot at Don's Complete Auto Service is, 'Who will service my car?' Kissimmee folks are concerned that they will not get the care and attention they need. They're wondering where they will find trained technicians in the Kissimmee area. Will they be able to get quality replacement parts for their vehicles?
Fortunately, the Kissimmee automotive aftermarket is ready to fill the need. As one of over 200,000 independent service and repair facilities in North America, Don's Complete Auto Service is here to help. Don's Complete Auto Service has been the backbone of the automotive service and repair industry for Kissimmee and will continue to provide this vital role.
Don's Complete Auto Service has the latest diagnostic and repair equipment, access to parts and repair databases, and a commitment to the highest standards of technician training. The reality is that our independent service center in Kissimmee is ready to service all your vehicle's needs – and we always have been. We don't have to 'step up' to the task – we're ready now.
Many consumers in Kissimmee have known this about the local Kissimmee independent service and repair industry and have used it for all their non-warranty work. And they have enjoyed greater convenience and have saved quite a bit of money along the way: The average independent service and repair center in Kissimmee costs 34 percent less than the dealership.
And of course, Don's Complete Auto Service has access to the very same replacement parts as your Kissimmee dealership as well as a selection of superior parts for greater reliability and enhanced performance. And we can source parts that may help with a tight budget as well.
So in the midst of uncertainty surrounding dealership closings, know you can turn to your local Kissimmee independent service center to take care of your family's safety and to keep your vehicles performing well. You'll save some money too. And that's good news in these times.