Many people remain wary of the used car market, fearing they’ll be ripped off by unscrupulous dealers and have no way of returning the vehicle if they later discover a fault not pointed out to them before they bought it. However, the Sale of Goods Act and trade networks mean that there are fewer risks attached to buying a used car from a dealer than you might expect. Dealers are legally obliged to take faulty cars back, and most do not want to risk being kicked out of the networks they belong to by breaking the rules they have agreed to. Some of the best used Fords in Kidderminster can be found at S. J. Rayner.
Why not ask for advice?
Buying used also means missing out on the 40% depreciation drop seen by most cars after just one year on the road. The second-hand market offers something for everyone, no matter what their tastes, budgets and circumstances are. It’s understandable that you may feel daunted by the prospect of buying a second-hand car if you’ve never purchased one before, so why not enlist the support of a more experienced friend or family member if you lack the confidence to go it alone?
Get the information you need
When you do go out to look at a car, make sure you do it in dry and light conditions so you can make a rigorous assessment and avoid missing any defects not pointed out to you? The documents should support everything you’ve been told about the car, so take a close look at them. Never be afraid to ask as many questions as you feel you need to. If something seems too good to be true, it may be wise to look elsewhere. Always take the motor for a test drive and perform an emergency stop so you can see how the car handles in dangerous scenarios.