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Thank you for checking out our long list of used Suzuki Commercial for sale offered by private owners and certified car dealers.
Undoubtedly, you'll find more than two units that you would be interested in checking out personally. A word of precaution, though, as much as you're keen on checking the performance of the vehicle you are eyeing to be, you also must be vigilant of sellers who might be selling stolen cars.
When you're dealing with certified dealers, this might not be a problem. However, for private individuals or owners, you must be vigilant. To assist you, here are some tell signs that the second-hand car you are checking out might be stolen.
The vehicle identification number (VIN) composes 17 characters, a combination of numbers and letters. As the name implies, it gives the car a special identity such as model, brand, and year of manufacture; much like a fingerprint.
No matter which brands the car belongs to, Suzuki Philippines or any other makers, the VIN can be found on the dashboard, driver's side door, owner's manual, as well as in the car's registration and title. The last six characters are the vehicle's chassis number, which most of you might be more familiar with or have heard of often.
With that in mind, you must check if the VIN on the car and the documents match accordingly. Any inconsistency is a red flag. If any of the characters on either of the document or the car is unclear, then, it is something to be doubtful of since it might have tampered.
As we have emphasized on most of our articles here on Philkotse.com, document checking is one of the things you shouldn't ignore when checking out second-hand vehicles for sale. The seller's name and car owner's name must match, or an authority to sell signed by the owner must be presented. However, some documents can be falsified easily.
As such, you must review the papers carefully. Look for tampered areas, incorrect spellings, erasures, and the likes. It would also be best to have it verified by the LTO. You may also ask for an anti-carnapping clearance issued by the PNP Highway Patrol Group. If they refuse to or skeptical, then, the car is not worth buying.
Most of the time, we see cars or motorcycles with a sign “lost plate” or plate numbers written on cardboard instead of the actual plate numbers issued by the LTO. This might or might not be true.
Nonetheless, it would be best to stay away from a second hand unit without an authentic plate number. If the seller is true to its goal of selling legit cars, he or she will wait for the new license plates to be issued.
When evaluating a pre-owned Suzuki car to make sure you will not be purchasing a stolen unit, the main takeaway is that if there is one thing that is unclear on the papers and/or car, then it's a red flag. Although it might be possible that the car isn't really stolen, it would be best to stay away from such units. After all, everything must be fixed by the vendor prior to making it available on the market.
We here at Philkotse.com wish you all the luck in finding a legit second-hand car for you and your family!