When looking for a used car to buy, oftentimes customers may stumble upon a former rental vehicle. And such a scenario is quite possible, because statistics show that only for 2013, Hertz sold 27,000 cars of its fleet. The company has plans to increase the sales by 65% this year.
Even though buying a retired rental car may seem like buying any other used car, consumers should keep in mind some specifics. Most importantly, the client must check whether the vehicle had been in any accidents in the past.
However, it’s impossible to find out about all the details regarding a car’s past. Various reports indicated that nowadays, rental companies take good care of their fleet. Some even use in-house mechanics, others have the cars regularly checked at the dealership.
In some instances, the manufacturer’s original warranty might still be in effect, depending on a car’s mileage and age. One of the main things to consider, however, is to check the market value of the car in question. Shopping around always helps, so the customer is up-to-date with the fair price of the vehicle.
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