finding the perfect used car Hertfordshire is easier than you might think. There are many reputable dealers that can help you get the deal that you require. Most brand new cars lose around 40% of their value after just a single year on the road, which helps to explain why so many drivers are choosing to head down the second-hand route. You may well benefit from getting a more experienced driver to help you if you are interested in buying a used car but are not quite sure where to start.
Paying for tax, fuel and insurance
Make sure you’ll be able to cover the cost of running any car you’re thinking of buying. This means being able to stretch to not only the initial fee but costs for tax, fuel and insurance too. Ask as many questions as you feel you need to and walk away if something seems too good to be true. It may well be wise to buy from a dealer as opposed to a private seller in order to get protection from the Sale of Goods Act. Buy from a private seller and you won’t get this sort of protection, which means you could struggle to return the car if you find a fault that should have been pointed out to you but wasn’t.
Examine the paperwork
Check the paperwork thoroughly and make sure evidence of a full service history is available. You should look for evidence of a full MOT history too if the car is more than three years old. Why not run a quick cheap car history check for extra peace of mind? This will tell you whether the car has ever been reported stolen or damaged in a crash. It will also tell you whether existing finance is on it.