There are many reputable dealers waiting to assist you if you’re interested in finding used cars for sale Scotland. No matter what your needs, taste and budget are, you shouldn’t struggle to find something suitable thanks to the vast diversity of the market. Growing numbers of people are choosing to sidestep brand new cars in order to save money and miss out on the vast depreciation drop many cars see after just one year on the road. As long as you choose wisely, there’s every chance you’ll have years of great motoring to look forward to after your purchase.
Viewing a second-hand car
Always view any car you’re thinking about buying in dry and light conditions where faults can’t be masked. Ask as many questions as you feel you need to. Check the paperwork thoroughly, making sure that the car has been serviced regularly. If it’s more than three years old, it should have been taken in for annual MOT testing too. Going for a test drive is also very important as it allows you to see how the car handles and whether you feel comfortable using it. You also need to conduct an emergency stop so you can see how it performs in dangerous scenarios.
The Sale of Goods Act
It may be best to buy your car from a dealer as opposed to a private seller. You won’t get the valuable protection of the Sale of Goods Act if you buy from a private seller, who may pretend they told you all about a fault when they did not. Make sure you can actually afford to run any car you’re thinking about buying too. The price tag may seem fantastic, but you’ll still have things like tax, fuel and insurance to cover.