Auto glass questions when buying from Kijiji or Craigslist

Sites like Kijiji promote the need to discount services or products which makes them a great place to shop at, however you should also be careful what you buy and who you buy from. Our advise here is limited to the inspection of the windshield, windows, glass and sunroof of a used car, but as always we try to deliver a few tips to help you be more careful and ask the right questions. If you are need a professional advise about the condition or potential cost to repair or replace any of the car glass, windows or sunroof, feel free to fill our on site quotation form or call now 905-339-0339. Sites such as Craigslist and Kijiji might hold the car of your dreams at a fair and reasonable price, but there are steps you need to take to ensure that your buying experience is successful and hassle free. All too often, car owners embellish truths and give no car history, which are essential for buyers on the market who want to know that they are buying exactly what they think they’re buying.

Be Specific!

Craigslist and Kijiji allows users to hone down their search to very specific details. You can choose to include or exclude dealers and private sellers. If you want all the credentials, such as a warranty or pre-owned status, you’ll want to search for results purely from dealers. If you’re more of a risk taker, and are not particularly bothered by repairs that you can do at home, private sellers offer lower prices with less credentials.

Check Your Seller!

While it is impossible to judge a book by its cover, it is possible to make some logical assessments of your seller. Is the advertisement poorly done, in all capital letters, and riddled with typos? You might be dealing with someone whose attention to detail is poor. On the other side of the coin, do not immediately trust well written and ads filled withed buzzwords, as they might be a sign of over compensation for poor car performance.

The Meetup

When it comes to meeting up with a potential seller, you need to take precautions to ensure the transaction is safe. Meet in a well lit area with a lot of foot traffic. Coffee shop parking lots are a great option, and there are usually enough locations to come to a fair compromise on distance from you and the seller. This way, you can meet halfway if you two live rather far from one another.