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Saturday 25 November 2017
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The benefits of buying used cars

The benefits of buying used cars

used cars for sale in Midlands are on the rise. Buying used can help you save a great deal of money, and with most brand new cars losing a shocking 40% of their value after just twelve months on the road, it’s no wonder so many drivers are heading down the second-hand route. Some dealers are more reputable than others, so if you are interested in buying a used car but aren’t quite sure who to trust, why not consider asking friends or family members if there is anyone they can recommend. Always ask as many questions as you feel you need to before you sign on the dotted line.

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Examine the paperwork

You should spend as much time as you feel you need to looking at the paperwork. You’ll need to ensure the person or people selling you the car are named on the log book and you’ll need to ensure evidence of a full service history is in place. A full service history will demonstrate that the car has been treated with care over the years. You should also look for evidence of a full MOT history if the car is more than three years old. A growing number of people are buying used cars to save money, waiting a couple of years for new cars to hit the second-hand market so they can take advantage of various modern features for less.

Examine the paperwork

The Sale of Goods Act

It’s wise to buy from a dealer as opposed to a private seller. This is largely because you’ll get protection from the Sale of Goods Act, which makes it easier to return a car if you find a fault later that you were not told about when you bought the car. Most dealers are part of trade networks and won’t want to risk being kicked out of them by treating you unfairly.

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