Car Buyer’s Guide : Buying A Used Car? Here’s How To Avoid Buying A Lemon

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if you are buying a used car especially

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a continental car you don’t really know

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the condition of the car the history of

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the car stuff like that carly has

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actually sent me their obd

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scanning device you plug this into your

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obd port and then it can show you like

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all the error codes that your car has or

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your potential car that you want to buy

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so some of the cool features of this obd

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scanner is that it can show you general

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uh car information it has a used car

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check feature which is very useful for

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you guys who are planning to buy a used

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car because it can show you things like

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whether the mileage has been tampered

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with

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error codes uh engine fault codes

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transmission fault codes things like

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that okay this is a very comprehensive

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device today i am in a 2019 mercedes

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so i’m gonna plug this in and see

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whether this car has any error codes so

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just fyi i’ve plugged this kali obd

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scanner into my friend’s bmw 3 series or

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20143 series i hope you can see that and

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you can see he got

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a huge scare you know he was [ __ ]

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his pens because

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you can see the

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62 issues found you know it’s a bmw so

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i’m not surprised

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so how this works is basically you plug

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this into your car’s obd port and then

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there’s a kali app that you have to

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download it’s available for both iphone

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and android and from there you can

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actually navigate through the menus to

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see which

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feature of the kali app you want to use

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so the first thing i did was to plug

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kali into this car’s obd port okay it

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will tell you the instructions here plug

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in the adapter into the obd port and

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then i just turn on the engine and step

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number three is make sure your bluetooth

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is on and then i’m just gonna hit

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connect

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okay it’s now connecting to the adapter

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i’m doing this for the first time in

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this car by the way so this is actually

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a real-time

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thing all right so there are three

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features here that you can see number

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one is your health number two is your

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used car check number three live data

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i’m gonna go into used car check okay so

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pretend i’m gonna buy this c160 i wanna

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know what’s the history of this car okay

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and then i’m gonna click continue to use

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car check okay number one maybe i wanna

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know the mileage okay whether it has

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been tempered with or not

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so

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i click start and it’s gonna run the

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diagnostics okay so the check has just

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finished you can see there i hope you

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can see this okay i’m gonna click okay

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so

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kali has detected no tempering please

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check details which makes sense okay

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because the owner bought this car when

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it was seven months old yeah

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and it has full records from cnc

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so i’m pretty sure the mileage was not

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tampered with and kali has detected that

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all right so let’s go to the reports and

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take a look okay so usually the app it

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will send the details to my email okay

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so i’m gonna open my email later on and

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i’m gonna show you the diagnostics for

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this car so next we’re gonna go into the

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car’s health and we’re gonna understand

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the car’s health so basically kali will

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check all of this stuff there’s too many

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for me to list let’s wait for kali to

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run the diagnostics and check

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this car’s health okay guys good news

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good news the owner is beside me by the

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way

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zero errors found okay this is probably

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the first car i’ve

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plugged this into where there were zero

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errors found you can see from here i

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hope you guys can see that okay zero

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errors found uh everything has the green

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check mark beside it everything is good

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so yeah

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that’s a basic rundown of the kali app

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i think it’s very useful for those of

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you who are planning to buy a used

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continental car this app works on

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japanese cars as well but i think it’s

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more useful for continental cars

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because continental cars as you know

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they are they have more electronics more

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complex systems you can’t really tell

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from driving the car around or just

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visually inspecting the car so um yeah

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i’d rather spend like a hundred plus

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dollars on this rather than buy a car

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without knowing the history and then end

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up having to spend like thousands of

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dollars down the line to repair stuff

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like your engine and transmission the

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two most expensive stuff to repair

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personally i think it’s a good

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investment i want to thank carly again

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for

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sending me this obd tool and you guys

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can get this as well i’m gonna put all

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the details the

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pricing and all that in the description

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below so you guys can check it out all

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right thanks guys for watching and i’ll

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see you in the next video

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