When buying and/or selling a car, be sure to keep the following in mind:
Be cautious of the low priced bargain car.
Beware of fast sell pressures.
Check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to see if it has been altered.
Be suspicious of fresh paint on a car.
Verify that the inspection sticker and the license tag are current and are from the same state.
Do not accept duplicate car keys.
Complete all paper work at the time of the sale.
If you are selling a car, never allow a person to test drive the vehicle alone.
Ask to see an interested buyer's drivers license, and write down the name, address, driver's license number, etc.
Make certain the driver's door contains a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Label. This label is often called a mylar sticker, and it contains the Vehicle Identification Number. Presence of the label is required by law.