Buying a used vehicle can save you a lot of money. Not only is a used car less expensive than a new car, but taxes and insurance are also lower. When you buy a used car though, you want to make sure you are not trading safety for your budget. Remember these tips to make sure you are getting a safe vehicle:
- Check for recalls on any vehicle you are interested in.
- Look for electronic stability control (ESC). It is standard on models from 2012 forward and equipped on many earlier models. It helps the driver maintain control on curves and slippery roadways and lowers the risk of fatal accidents by almost half in single vehicle crashes.
- Research roof strength. A stronger roof is less likely to crush during a rollover accident. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety started rating roofs in 2008, you can check their website for ratings on each vehicle you are interested in.
- Look for good crash test ratings. Better ratings give you and your family a much better chance of surviving a car crash.
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