A Guide to Buying a Used Car
We all know the risks involved when buying a second-hand car, and there are things you can do to minimise the risk of ending up with a car that is not what is seems. If you are planning to buy a used car in the near future, here are some tips.
- Buy from a Reputable Car Dealer– Buying a used vehicle from a private seller is asking for trouble, as the car will be “sold as seen”, which basically means you have zero warranty. There are affordable used cars in Plymouth from a respected trader who offers a fair warranty on all their vehicles.
- Have the Vehicle Inspected– This is always a good idea, as a qualified mechanic knows exactly what to look for, and after a test drive, he would give you a written report on the condition of the car.
- Check the Market Price– Once you know the make, model and year, it is very easy to check online for the market price. The value would depend on the condition and the service history, and by checking online, you will have a better idea of the real value of the vehicle you intend to buy.
- Full Service History– Ideally, the car would have a full service history (FSH), and if it doesn’t, that should be reflected in the price. A car with a FSH has been correctly maintained, and it is less likely to develop any problems.
By following the above advice, your vehicle purchase should be a good one that will give you a few years of trouble-free motoring.