Old cars don’t die, they just get resold. Before you buy a used car, whether from a dealer or private seller, you’ll want to know as much about it as you can.
A vehicle history report prepared by a third party is one way to help know what you’re getting into. The most well-known servicers for vehicle history reports are CarFax and AutoCheck.
The more driveways a car has been in, the less likely it’s been lovingly cared for all its life. Not everyone is equally responsible about car care as you might be. Rental cars and former taxis, for example, will often have undergone a lot of abuse but also can be priced considerably lower.