There are many advantages of choosing a used car over a brand new vehicle. Whether you prefer to be careful of your budget, you’ve just started driving and don’t want to risk scratching a shiny new vehicle, or you’re looking for something with a bit of retro character, it’s best to look for your car locally. This will spare you the expense of transportation and delivery.
Check all the paperwork
Check your area for a respectable, certified dealer. You’ll be sure to find a place through word of mouth, an internet search or a look in your local phonebook: it’s important to always check a dealer’s certification before you do business with them. You can also search for online reviews written by previous customers. It’s also important to check that the car you have selected has been fully assessed and serviced.
Go to the professionals
Unless you know a great deal about cars, it is always better to deal with a professional dealer than a private owner. If you know the make of car you want, it’s also a good idea to go directly to a dealership selling that make – they will be listed in the phonebook and online. You can search for outlets by area. You will be able to take out insurance on the spot and they will also offer you a reliable, expert service plan to go with your vehicle.
Inspect your car
Your dealership should offer you the chance to inspect the car you are buying and to take it for a test drive. This will not only help you get a feel for the car but it will help pick up on anything that might be wrong. You should also check that the paintwork and tire wear is even and that the mileage is correct.
If you look around for a reliable, certified local dealership, you will be able to enjoy you pre-loved new car with a happy heart and a spirit of confidence for many years to come.