If you’re searching for a used vehicle, don’t rule out buying a used rental car.
Depending on what you plan to do with the car, a used rental car might be a good choice for you! Here are 3 tips to follow as you expand your search to used rentals:
1. Hire an inspector or mechanic to assess the used rental car.
One big advantage of buying a used rental car is its routine maintenance. Rental car companies keep their fleets in tip-top shape with regular oil changes and service checks. On the flip side, however, you may not have insight into how the vehicle was actually driven on the road. That’s why it’s in your best interest to hire a professional inspector who can inspect the vehicle before you buy it.
2. Purchase available vehicle history reports.
In addition to inspecting the vehicle (or hiring someone to do the work for you), it’s always advised to order vehicle history, or condition, reports. At Copart, we provide AutoCheck (for clean title units), Market Guides and EpicVin on most vehicles.
3. Be realistic in your search for a used rental car.
If you’re in the market for a more practical vehicle without all the frills, bells and whistles, a used rental car might be for you. You may get that road-ready, clean title, late model car you’ve been searching for (and at a really great deal!), but don’t expect it to have the “connected” technology yet.
Have you considered buying a used rental car? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments.