BUYING A USED CAR: GETTING THE FACTS
Having chosen the right used car, or compiled a shortlist of potential models, the second stage in our guide to buying a used car is to make sure that you get all of the facts.
Once you’ve completed the first stage, you should already have a list of technical specifications relating to your choice. Visit the websites of car manufacturers to find out the crucial details about their models, like their fuel MPG and speed statistics. You should also find out how much road tax you will have to pay, and which car insurance group the used car will fit into. Make sure that you know all of the accessories and technological systems that the car should come fitted with.
Now that you know the specifications of your chosen car when new, you are in a stronger position to consider whether or not you are getting a good deal on the used model. Find out about the car’s service history – franchised dealerships like CCR Motor Co are more than happy to provide you with all necessary details, and if your chosen dealer is less forthcoming, make sure to ask why. You should also check the car’s MOT status and history, as well as its vehicle registration number, which should match the VIN recorded in the logbook.
Getting all of the facts is vital in making the right decision when choosing a new used car. Once you have conducted the necessary research you should have a good idea of how your chosen car will perform, how suitable it will be for your particular circumstances, and how much it will cost to run. If you would like details of any of the used Mitsubishi cars stocked by CCR Motor Co, or would like to book a test drive, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our team, or complete an enquiry form.
Having obtained the facts, it’s now time to choose the right style.