When you buy a new car, you are undoubtedly taking a great of deal of what you are told about the car in good faith. From the condition of the car and how it runs in general to the history of the car, there is a great deal that you will be told about the car that might not turn out to be true.
Obviously this is a risk that has to be taken when buying a new car, and we set a price we are willing to go up to based on the fact that we are indeed taking this risk.
However, when you go about it in the right way, buying a used car doesn’t have to be risky at all. For one, when buying from a dealer, always try to get a warranty on any car you buy, and those that won’t offer warranty should be able to come up with a reasonable reason as to why, and if not, it may well be time to look elsewhere.
It is also easy to find out everything you need to know about the history of a car by doing a simple car registration check. Whilst it may seem as though finding out all the relevant details of a car just by its reg is something that only police and those in relevant road related agencies might be able to do, in reality anyone can find out a huge amount of information about any car by merely carrying out a car check online. With just its registration, you can find out its real mileage, service history and any history of theft, accidents or duplicity that the car may have been involved in.
Once you are happy with its history, it is time to be happy with its present. Where possible, always take someone who knows something about cars to check a used car over and take it for a test drive before you decide to part with any money.