Signs to Detect a Previous Accident
Some of the common signs of previous accident in the appearance of the vehicle may include over-spray paint on portions of the vehicle, panels that don’t line up or fit correctly, and doors or trunk lids that don’t close properly. Common signs in the performance of the car may include accelerated or uneven tire wear and front-end pulling.
You can avoid purchasing a damaged vehicle if you have it inspected by a body shop. An experienced mechanic can easily detect signs of damage, although a frame check may be required if structural damage is suspected.
You can also get a vehicle history report. However, remember that these vehicle history reports often fail to reveal prior accidents or damage.