There are many steps you should take when looking for car dealers Hertfordshire. It’s wise to ensure any dealer you’re thinking about buying from is a member of a prestigious trade association. Dealers have to work hard and stick to customer-focussed roles in order to become and remain members of these networks, and they risk being kicked out of them if they fail to treat you fairly. Buy from a dealer and you’ll also get protection from the Sale of Goods Act, which means you shouldn’t find it hard to return the car if you later find a fault that should have been pointed out to you but wasn’t.
Cover the costs
Always make sure you can actually afford to run any car you’re interested in. Even if the price tag looks good, you will have to cover tax, fuel and insurance as well as repair costs further down the line. You could ask someone with more experience to help if you have never bought a second-hand car before. Most brand new cars lose around 40% of their value after just one year on the road, which helps to explain why so many drivers are choosing to head down the second-hand route.
Do you need to run a check?
Make sure you examine all the paperwork with care. Check that evidence of a full service history is available. Ask as many questions as you feel you need to before you hand over your cash. If you’re buying the car on finance make sure you understand the terms fully. Why not consider running a 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. Hopefully you’ll have years of great motoring to look forward to.