How do I know if a vehicle has been maintained?

So how do you know if a vehicle has been maintained?
I get that question all the time. Here is the big obvious, look for maintenance records. Now the problem with that is, as easy as that can be most people don’t keep maintenance records, or if it’s coming from a fleet, lease, program car company they just don’t have those records available. So, what do you do? The main thing you can do when buying a vehicle is always have an independent 3rd party mechanic that you trust inspect the vehicle. Not only will that give you an idea of how that car has been maintained it will give you an idea of how it is right now, and what it might need. So regardless of past maintenance and regardless of the car; always have an independent mechanic check the vehicle out before you buy it.


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