November 15, 2019 2 min to read
How to get the best deal on a used car
Category : Cars
With 2018 figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) highlighting a drop in the UK used car market by 2.1% compared to the previous year, now could be a good time to secure a great deal on a used car.
If you’ve never bought a used car and you have no idea where to start, browse through the below guide to get the best deal on a used car.
It makes sense that you will want to get the best deal whether you are buying privately or through a dealership. But how exactly can you ensure that you are getting a good deal?
Buying privately means a deal is less likely as the vendor may be set on price – but it is always worth trying.
If you are buying privately, you need to first make sure you are doing a car data check – just to check that you aren’t being scammed.
It is very unlikely but doing this will reassure you that the car is exactly as the seller says it is, that it hasn’t been cloned or written off or any other negative factors which may affect a purchase.
Ensure the ad gives you every detail you could ever want to know – a lack of information will generally be negative, and you should avoid buying the car.
You need to take it for a test drive and inspect it for any marks or dents that have been left out of the advert.
You want to get the best deal for your money, so you don’t want to pay out for something that you aren’t getting. Make sure that you bring any problems up with the vendor before the sale – this may lead to a decrease in price.
If you choose to buy from a dealership there are many ways to ensure you get the best deal. First, you get a degree of protection and backup when buying from a dealership.
You will have good sales staff who are willing to help you and get the best deal for you. They may even track down the perfect car for you if you can’t find one on site.
Plenty of car dealerships also offer some incentives when buying from them. It generally doesn’t matter if you are buying outright or using finance – the incentives usually apply to all purchases.
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