Purchasing a used car is an exciting experience. Buying the right set of wheels can lead to miles of happy memories.

However, buying the wrong car can cost you thousands of dollars overnight.

With 40 million used vehicles sold each year, the odds of coming across a lemon are higher than you think.

Many used vehicles have hidden problems, not easily spotted during an initial inspection. Other issues can appear after purchasing the vehicle.

Bottom line…

Without a proper examination, these issues can come back to haunt you, and your wallet, right after you drive the car off the lot.

Luckily, this can be easily prevented. You just need to know which questions to ask and what red flags to look for.

Rawhide Boys Ranch has created an infographic outlining a 27 point checklist you can use to make smart purchase decisions.

The infographic covers everything from exhaust inspections and fluid checks to price negotiations.

Use this checklist to avoid the lemons and enjoy a reliable used car for many years to come:

buy used car checklist

About the Creator:
This infographic was provided by the Rawhide Boys Ranch located in New London, Wisconsin. Rawhide is a non-profit offering programs and services to help at-risk youth. You can get additional information here.