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Four key tips to help you find a reliable used car at the right price
22 July 2016

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Tips to help you find a reliable used car

Buying a car cannot be a decision that is taken lightly, but with so many models to choose from, it can be difficult to choose which vehicle is right for you. Fear not, though: we've these four handy tips, you'll be driving away in your ideal motor in no time at all.

1. Know what you want

It sounds painfully obvious, but knowing what type of car you want and what vehicle will suit your needs is one of the best ways to find your ideal car. By narrowing down certain features, you can ensure that you get the model that is right for you. Once you analyse what features you need, the decision can often be made for you.

2. Flexibility is essential

While it is good to have a model that you aspire to own or a certain car in mind, it is always good to look at used cars with an open mind. Sadly, your first choice may not be available, or another car may prove better value for money. By being flexible with the type of vehicle, you wish to purchase you can often get a better quality vehicle at a better price.

3. Obtain the VIN

Every vehicle has a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) which tells you the history of the vehicle, including repairs and even recalls. This can provide you with an accurate history of the vehicle and ensure that you are aware of what you are buying.

4. Visit a dealership

With such an important purchase going through, a dealer is always a safer move than buying from someone on the street or online. At a dealership, you'll be able to take the car for a test drive, ask any questions you may have and often, get a better price! There is also more choice at a car dealership, meaning you can be more flexible with your purchase.

To get the best deals on used cars or for any questions about buying or selling a vehicle, get in touch with our team using our online contact form.

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