Did you know that buying a second-hand car makes more sense than choosing a new one, as cars lose 40% of their value in the first year?!
Here are some useful tips to help you make the right choice when buying a second-hand car:
Research thoroughly first
Think about the type of car you’ll need before you go and hit the forecourts. If your previous car was too small, don’t jump into buying a bigger car without considering your needs. Do you need a giant boot to fit the pushchair? Do you need more seats and don’t care about storage spaces? Is fuel consumption important? What about eco-friendliness?
Keep to your budget
When you find your dream second-hand car, don’t blow the budget! It’s a good idea to check how much the monthly outgoings on the car might be, and see if you can afford that. Consider the insurance (get quotes) and car tax, as well as how many miles you might do on a tank of fuel. How much will that tank cost? If you need to borrow money to buy the car, get loan quotes before you go looking at cars, so you know what you can afford. You will also be able to tell if the finance a dealer offers you is a good deal or not.
Consider the time of year you’re buying a car
If you can wait before you buy a car, then it’s a good idea to buy in March or September, as that’s when the popular trade-in time for people who buy new cars, as the new registration plates are released. So you’ll be able to pick up a 2 or 3-year old car for a good price, as the dealer will often have an excess of used motors in those months.
Choosing the Right Dealer
If you are looking for second-hand Fiat Cars in Brighton, you can get pre-inspected credible cars at amazing prices from KAP Motors
Finding a reliable and trustworthy dealer is essential if you want to avoid post-sale problems. Reputable dealerships tend to be recommended. Ask in a local Facebook group for recommendations, or discuss it with your friends. A dealer with genuine excellent reviews will give you confidence that the cars on sale are of good value and more likely to be reliable.