There are many steps you can take to ensure you secure a deal you won’t regret later when buying a used car Stevenage. Many customers decide to get help from more experienced friends and family members when they’re interested in buying used cars but are unsure about where to start. Ask a more experienced person for help and you should get the support you need to avoid making a costly mistake when exploring the market. Buying from a dealer rather than a private seller will give you the protection of the Sale of Goods Act too. The Act allows you to return a car if you find a fault with it not pointed out to you before, but it can be much harder to take a vehicle back to a private seller as you don’t get this legal support.
Can you cover the costs?
Always make sure you can actually afford to run any car you’re considering buying. This means being able to cover tax, insurance and fuel as well as the initial price tag. You may even wish to run a quick car history check for extra peace of mind. This will tell you whether the vehicle has outstanding finance on it and whether it has ever been stolen or damaged in a crash.
Get the right deal for you
Don’t hesitate when it comes to asking important, relevant questions about the car’s history. You should examine the paperwork with care and make sure it has been taken in for servicing regularly. You’ll need to ensure it has undergone MOTs if it is more than three years old. Buy second-hand and you’ll also get to miss out on the vast depreciation drop seen by most cars after just a single year on the road.