Buying a New Used Car? Here’s The Checklist to Check before You Buy!
Buying a new used car can be a tricky and confusing
experience to process, because no two cars are the same.
Each car has a unique vehicle history which can either end up
with your favor or become a lemon or dud.
In addition to the steps involved to get the best buy, when
buying a used vehicle there are few other steps you must be
Here mentioned are the few simple checks you can make
before you buy a car, to make sure it’s safe, legal and what
MOT CERTIFICATE CHECK:
Check the MOT - It indicates the car was roadworthy when the
test was passed. To check an MOT certificate is genuine, you
can look at the car’s MOT history online. For this, you’ll need:
Car Registration Number
MOT Test Number (refer: Vehicle Registration Document or
SERVICE HISTORY CHECK
Ask the dealer to see the full service history, to show what
maintenance has been done on the car.
Ask how many miles the car has done a year and check
whether it complies with what the paperwork says.
REGISTRATION DOCUMENT CHECK
Check the registration document to avoid buying a stolen or
Ask to see the V5C registration document known as the
FINANCE HISTORY CHECK
Check the car doesn’t have an outstanding debits or car loan.
There are companies that run data checks to find out if there
are outstanding loans on the car. Get help from them.
TEST DRIVE CHECK
Check the car and test drive it before you buy, to spot signs
the car isn’t what it seems. Check for:
Check for headlights, brake lights and indicator lights, oil
leakage, paintwork bubbling, rust on the sills, wheel arches or
door bottoms and more….
Check the car’s VIN number, which you will find on a metal
plate in the engine bay. Also, check the number against the
one shown on the V5 certificate.
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