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Buyer Beware When Buying Used Cars

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KENNEWICK, Wash. --When buying a car, you expect to know where the car has been before it came to you. But a new Carfax study says con men may be trying to hide car histories.

The study says that if you are buying a used car, there is a good chance it is a rebuilt wreck.
The new study says that over the past five years, the number of salvaged cars revealed in vehicle history reports has gone up 50% nationwide.

The problem is not only cars that had flood damage and were repaired but millions of others that were involved in major accidents. Many times crooks try to piece these cars back together without telling their history to potential buyers. With these cars, other problems like phony air bags, odometer fraud, and frame damage are common.