Buying a used car: How to protect yourself

What are my rights?

In buying a used car, can I insist on having an independent inspection done?
  • Yes
  • No

You found a great deal on a used vehicle. But you’re wary of ending up with something that’s worn out, or has been badly damaged, altered, or even stolen. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help you get a safe and reliable (and legal!) vehicle.  

What you should know

How to protect yourself 

The next step

Ready to buy?

If you’re ready to buy that used vehicle you’ve had your eye on, we walk you through what’s involved in closing the deal.

Who can help

  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in October 2022
  • Time to read: 9 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Mario Garcia, CarbonCure Technologies

Mario Garcia

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