Buying a car can sometimes feel like navigating a minefield when it should be a fun and exciting experience. To make the process simpler and help you find ‘the one’ without the Carfuffle, here are our top five tips on what to do – and not do – when searching for your next used car:
Don't pay anything before you have seen the car and remember, if the price looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Never be afraid to ask questions about a car you are considering buying and, if things don’t look right, walk away – don’t feel pressured or assume you can fix any faults later.
Above all, make sure you are completely satisfied before you hand over a penny or make any commitments. Your instinct is one of your best tools, so don't be afraid to use it.
The responsibility to check the sale is legitimate resides with you as the buyer. This is known as “buyer beware” and it is important that you have satisfied yourself that the transaction is legitimate and right for you. As a classified advertising site, Motors.co.uk disclaims any responsibility for the information published on the car as we receive the information direct from advertisers. However, the vast majority of car sales are perfectly legitimate, and by keeping your wits about you and following our tips, we hope that we will be able to buy with confidence.
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February 19, 2014