Always Get a Carfax Report

When buying a used car, always get a Carfax report.  The report will tell you if the car was ever in an accident or had flood or fire damage.  If you’re buying from a private seller, have them give you the VIN number and order the Carfax report yourself.  Dealerships have Carfax subscriptions, so if they avoid the report, they probably have something to hide.