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Buying A Used Car? 7 Things To Check...

BUYING A USED CAR? 7 KEY THINGS TO CHECK... MILEAGE 0 12000 Beware of clocking! Rewinding the odometer to lower the car's mileage. MILES PER YEAR IS AVERAGE Check service records and MOT certificates correspond with the odometer. SERVICE HISTORY Ensure the history tells a consistent story and check for recurrent problems. If there is no service history for the car make sure you ask why. MOT TEST Required by law every 12 months once a car is over 3 years old. If you know the V5C reference and the vehicle's registration then you can check the MOT status online. PREVIOUS OWNERS How many owners has the car had? Find out. The vehicle's V5C document will tell you. Ask why is the owner selling? HPI CHECK You will likely have to pay for this check but it could save you thousands of pounds and hours of legal hassle. An HPI check confirms whether a vehicle has any unpaid finance, has been reported stolen, or has previously been written off. FUEL ECONOMY Can determine how much road tax you need to pay each year. CO, Has an impact on how much you will have to spend to run your new car. INSURANCE Always ask which insurance group the vehicle falls in to. Consider getting a quote before you buy so you know what the costs will be.

Buying A Used Car? 7 Things To Check...

shared by jennifer-allen on Dec 10
Buying a used car can be a daunting experience, especially if you have little to no knowledge of what to look out for. This infographic provides top tips on what to check when viewing a potential used car.


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