Your guide to buying a used car
Buying a used car requires careful consideration and research, not only to ensure you’re choosing the right model for your needs, but to ensure you’re buying from a reputable source. Here at Blackpole Trade n Save in Worcester, we’ve got some key tips to help you make a smart decision.
First things first: buying your used car from a reputable source has many advantages over buying privately. For instance, a dealership has often already carried out mechanical and background checks before putting their vehicles on sale, so you don’t need to worry about faults or outstanding finance. Many also provide a warranty with the car, so that should any issue arise, you’re covered.
When buying a second hand car from anywhere, however, there are certain things you should check:
When buying privately, always check the VIN number – normally found stamped onto the chassis or at the bottom of the windscreen – matches that in the V5C document. This will confirm the seller hasn’t obtained the vehicle illegally.
Now you know what to look for when buying a used car, what sort of car should you go for? Before getting carried away by sporty styling, advanced technology or powerful performance, you should ask yourself what it is you need from the vehicle. Here’s how to narrow down your search:
Once these key requirements are taken care of, you can begin to look for models. Take time to do your research and compare various makes and models, identifying what they offer for the money and whether they fully meet your demands. And don’t be surprised if you have to make a compromise or two on the more luxurious features.
Here at Blackpole Trade n Save, we have a wide variety of used cars available at competitive prices. Contact us today to find out more or book a test drive.