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The Car People: How to buy a used car

The Car People presents How to buy a used car The Checklist 1. Paintwork Check for colour match and finish 2. Car interior Check for marks and wear 3. Lights & Trim Check for damage 4. Wheels Check for rim damage 5. Glass Important Any scratches or cracked windows? 6. Tyres The legal minimum is 1.6mm 7. Exhaust Is there any blue or black smoke? 8. Oil Use the dipstick 9. Under the Bonnet 10. Noises Check for leaks Bang! Does it sound right? The Test Drive Does it pass the test? Steering and gears Safety and security v Acceleration and braking v Handling v Comfort Accessories and equipment v Space v Mileage MILES Consistency Is the mileage the same as is being advertised? 0 3 15 8 9 Recorded mileage Take a look at the mileage in the service history and MOT The Documents VIN plate MOT Certificate V5C document Service history Some questions to ask the dealer Has the mileage been checked? Can I see the service history? Can I see the MOT certificate? Do you have an idea of running costs? Has it had a HPI check? What does the warranty cover? Has the car been in any accidents? What's included in the price? Best cars on a budget Best car under £2,000 Volvo S40 Extremely confortable family car Best car under £3,000 Honda Jazz Only an 8% chance you'll break down in a year! RXD8 JHY Best car under £5,000 Ford Focus Mkll nO BEI 42.2 miles per gallon Top 6 optional extras Bluetooth iPod/Aux in Air conditioning Alloy wheels ISOFIX seats Parking sensors Sources: Brought to you by: the car people car D))

The Car People: How to buy a used car

shared by KeirGibson on May 08
Helping you ask the right questions when buying a car. The Car People has put together this useful infographic with everything to go through on your journey


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