OJAI, Calif., Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For many people, the thought of shopping for a used car is overwhelming. Consumer advocate and car buying professional Greg Macke is passionate about helping those people find the right used car through his personal car buying service.It started over 35 years ago when, as a teenager, Greg's knack for helping family and friends choose dependable used cars earned him his nickname The Car Angel.
Now in the quiet Southern California town of Ojai, his word-of-mouth reputation brings constant requests for his service as a professional car buyer, typically purchasing 2 to 3 cars per week for his clients. That reputation even led to an interview for an upcoming issue of Money Magazine. Greg emphasizes, "My mission has always been to protect consumers from getting taken advantage of by the dealer or seller."
After receiving numerous requests to be hired by car shoppers outside of his area, it made him wonder how he could reach people no matter where they lived. With over 40 million used cars sold every year in the U.S. alone, there was no shortage of people needing help. He came up with the idea for Car Buying Support.com (https://carbuyingsupport.com). Greg assembled a team to help build an online video and text-based guide that teaches anyone how to find a safe, reliable used car, no matter what their level of car knowledge. His step-by-step method covers every stage. How to search, what questions to ask the dealer or private seller and how to inspect a car for accidents are just some of the valuable lessons he shares.
"I fill in the missing pieces that the free Google search leaves out," he says. "It is my complete professional car buying service in a do-it-yourself form."
In addition to the Car Buying Support website, Greg can also be seen sharing car reviews and maintenance tips on his Your Car Angel You Tube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/YourCarAngel) which has just surpassed 5 million views and 15,000 subscribers.
Greg's number one rule of car buying is walk away from a car that has been in a previous accident.
"A car that has been in an accident compromises your safety and drastically affects the cars resale value," says Greg."The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 10 million crashes go unreported each year. Unfortunately, an unreported accident will not show up in a Carfax car history report. This means that there are a lot of cars that have been in accidents, sometimes severe, that are being sold with a clean Carfax."
He adds, "My trained eye can spot a car that has been in an accident. It compromises the car and it's the first thing I look for in the inspection."
Realizing that this first important step would be difficult for the average car buyer, Greg and his team have developed the Paint Spy Accident Detector tool (https://paintspy.com). It can uncover skillfully concealed body filler and repaint used by repair shops to hide accident damage. "We are very excited to have this product come to market. It could end up saving lives."
Press Contact: Greg Macke (805) 403-5133
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SOURCE Car Buying Support