The 'deadly' game in used cars! Taking advantage of the increase in used vehicle prices, some fraudsters sell vehicles created by the combination of scrap car parts in the market as if they were original.
Fraudsters, who use some parts of the vehicles described as scrap, add to other cars, are the fearful dreams of citizens who want to buy second-hand cars. It is very difficult to understand that these vehicles, known as "additions" in the market, are formed by combining different cars. While many citizens suffer from the purchase of additional cars, experts state that reports should be obtained from reliable expertise before purchasing a second-hand car.
"VEHICLE WILL EXPLODE QUICKLY OR WILL SPLIT AT IMMEDIATE IMPACT"
Auto expertise Murat Çevik, who made a statement on the subject, stated that the vehicles added in case of a possible accident will be divided. Emphasizing that the fraudsters are making paint and body parts professionally, Çevik said, “The increases increased with the vehicle sales. Increasing vehicle sales and the rising market during the pandemic period have affected this situation. Previously, the market of a vehicle was 40 thousand lira, but the same vehicle has now grown to 80 thousand lira. But our citizens unknowingly bought vehicles with faulty chassis, which we call adding, at a high price. These additive tools are completely wrong tools. It increases the risk of death in case of an accident. They are unhealthy tools. The reason we say unhealthy is as follows, these vehicles do not have original fabrication calibrations. It was completely randomly added in the industry. How much caliber can it be made or how smooth is it in line with the current conditions? In addition, the reasons we call burning occur at every welding point. These burning spots will explode quickly on any impact and the vehicle will split. Our people do not know this because now professionally paint and body parts are being made ”.
"WHEN BUYING A NEW VEHICLE, ESPECIALLY NEED TO GO TO THE EXPERT"
Underlining that citizens who want to buy second-hand cars should first take the car to an expert, Murat Çevik said that almost all scrap cars entered the market by combining them. Expressing that fraud has increased with the increase in sales, Çevik said:
“When buying a new vehicle, it is absolutely necessary to come to an expert before buying it. An expert check needs to be done because they wouldn't know that the addition. They add 2 or 3 vehicles. There is no fixed place in the construction of these. Because the area where the vehicle is damaged can change. They add accordingly. Some of them are added from the panel, some from the chassis or can be changed completely from the ceiling. If it is a standard place, you can show it to citizens, but there is no standard as there are many uncertain points. This requires expertise control. I mean, in the market, periods like I know, understand, master of the car, master of forty years are over. Currently, these have also increased due to the increases. There are no cars left in the junkyards. Cars in the junkyard entered the market. Of these, our people should be made aware. ”