Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is cautioning patience and a thorough review of vehicle and sales terms to Michigan residents shopping for used cars in a new consumer alert.

Purchasing a used vehicle is a high-pressure experience, especially with sales tactics, few or missing vehicle history details, “as-is” terms of a sale, and most often, the transaction is finalized in a legally binding purchase agreement or contract. 

Among the recommendations in the AG’s alert are:

  • Examine the vehicle using an inspection checklist.
  • Find out if the vehicle was involved in an accident or incurred other damage.
  • Ask for maintenance records.
  • Check for open recalls at safercar.gov.
  • Determine the value of the vehicle before you negotiate.

For more information, visit Michigan Attorney General alerts: