Just a couple of tips when buying used cars
The first thing to say about buying a new vehicle is that you should know what your budget is going to be. You would think that this is common sense but you would be surprise how many
come away from a garage with the model of their dreams but cannot afford it. other driver may go online or choose a car from Auto Trader Used Cars.
A perfect example of this is my son. He was recently came out of the army and was in the market for good second hand Used Cars. He had no idea what is budget was going to be after earning a decent salary in the army he thought that getting a well-paid job would be easy, it was just a matter of buying the right one and the jobs would just come flooding in.
He went looking at Used Cars garages in the Leeds area and came away with nice looking Vauxhall Astra sport version, a very nice looking car and a good buy with a good write up from the AA here in the UK. The big mistake was made. It looked great, but boy did he have problems with that car. The first week he had the car, one of the tyres blew out, and they were Ultra low profile and cost £160 each.
This is a good lesson to learn especially for the young motorist, who buys his first Used Cars. Check the tyre size out and make sure that you can afford a replacement; the consumables will not be under guarantee from a used car dealer and the new owner will have to stand the cost of a replacement. This is a mistake that we see week after week, young drivers who cannot afford to by new ones because the Used Cars that they bought was fitted out with sporty looking wheel and very low profile ones.
My son ended up paying a huge amount of money on that Astra and to be truthful is still making the same mistakes, but apart from all the things written into the article, about checking the paperwork etc., then the two other important factors are please try to buy your car from a reputable garage, they are out there, and check the prices of replacement parts that may go wrong in the following months, such as tyres and exhausts, as these will not be covered under any warranty.
It is a big bad World out there and when buying a used car you are always taking a gamble.
Hi I would like to introduce myself. I have worked in the Garage and tyre and Battery business now for 40 years. I worked for a couple of national companies before starting my first business. I now own a company here in the UK called Pellon Tyre and Auto-centre, and I am a keen blogger about anything to do with cars and their related products that will help my business.