Great cars for sale in South Wales are getting easier to find. Growing numbers of South Wales drivers are choosing to sidestep brand new cars in order to see what the second-hand market has to offer. Though there are many advantages attached to buying brand new, you can save a great deal of cash and hopefully still have years of great driving ahead of you when you opt for the second-hand route. There are steps you need to take in order to ensure your purchase is a success. Let’s take a look at some of the key tips now.
Check the paperwork
Take a good look at the paperwork so you can verify any claims that the car has been serviced at least annually and treated well over the years. If the car is more than three years old, it should have undergone MOT testing on a regular basis. View any car you’re considering buying in dry and light conditions where faults can’t be masked by darkness or rain. Can you actually afford to run the car? The price tag might seem good, but don’t forget that you’ll need to cover tax, fuel and insurance too.
Get the right deal for you
Buying from a private seller can be a big risk as you won’t get the protection of the Sale of Goods Act. This Act makes life easier for anyone who needs to return cars for refunds after finding faults, but you won’t get this sort of protection if you buy from a dealer, who may pretend they pointed problems out to you even when they didn’t. If you do require extra peace of mind, why not run a car history check? This will tell you if the car has ever been reported stolen or damaged in a crash.