Five Tips For Buying A Used Car

How exciting is it to buy a new car? You don't have to buy the biggest and best brands in the world, but just the chance to get on the road in a set of wheels that are just yours? That’s a wonderful feeling! You get the opportunity to buy a car that is entirely yours, and no one else can tell you that you can’t have one! Buying a used car, however, is not as easy as going for a brand-spanking-new one. You won’t be the first person driving with the miles, and what makes it so tricky is that you can buy the same make and model that you’ve been coveting, but each used car is so different. The mileage could be identical, but the way the vehicle has been treated and the history of the car is different. So, it’s vital that before you book your appointment with Georgesons Cars that you know how to buy a used car. There are things to know that you won’t find when you go and buy a new one. With that in mind, let’s check out five tips for buying a used car.

Always Look Before You Leap
It’s sound advice, isn't it? It would help if you did your research before you get in the car you’re choosing. Given that we have a world of information in front of us with the internet, there’s no excuse not to do your research. You could look in newspapers for car offers, as well as looking online at all the thousands of used cars for sale and make some comparisons. That’s the beauty of research: the more you know, the better you do!

Go Back In Time
Well, not literally. You need to know the history of the car that you are hoping to buy. You can run free checks online about the history of the car, and you need to make sure that you have proof of a good history if that is what’s being claimed. Even if the car looks perfect, get a history anyway; looks can be deceiving!

Money, Money, Money
If you want to buy a new (used) car, you’re going to need money. Understanding your finance options is going to help you to make sure that you get the best price for your new purchase. Some people don't buy a used car outright, and that means that they can use finance and hire purchase instead for their method of purchase.

Haggling Is A Must
You can negotiate a price on a used car before you complete the purchase. If you’ve seen similar cars elsewhere for a better price, there’s no need to pay over the odds - and it never hurts to ask. You may be told no to the new negotiated price, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't ask. Once you’ve settled on a figure, make sure that you have it in writing!

Warranties Are Necessary
Lastly, make sure that you get an extended warranty on your car before you sign on the dotted line. Shop around here - you’ll be set!