Second-hand car sales on the rise in Dundee. A growing number of people are heading down the used car route after finding out how so many cars lose around 40% of their initial value after just a year on the road. Buying a second-hand car can save you a great deal of money, and by approaching the market sensibly, you can strike a great deal that you won’t regret making later. Buy from a dealer as opposed to a private seller and you’ll even get protection from the Sale of Goods Act, which makes it easier to return a car if you discover a fault that wasn’t pointed out to you before buying the car.
Examine paperwork thoroughly
Many drivers end up with poor-quality cars after failing to look at the paperwork closely. When checking paperwork, make sure evidence of a full service history is available and that all the positive things you’ve been told about the vehicle are supported by the documents. One other good reason for buying from a dealer is the fact that most belong to trade networks. They won’t want to risk being kicked out of these networks by treating you unfairly. It’s also a good idea to run a car history check so you can find out whether the car has ever been reported stolen, been damaged in a crash or if it still has existing finance on it.
Go for a test drive
Make sure you take the car for a test drive and perform an emergency stop so you can see how it handles in dangerous situations. Why not ask a more experienced friend or family member to guide you around the forecourts if you do want to buy a second-hand car but don’t know where to start? Approach the market sensibly and you could have years of motoring joy ahead of you.