Shopping for a used car can be daunting but it’s also one of the best ways to get a great deal on a car. Choosing a pre-owned car avoids the depreciation suffered by new cars and gives you a large choice of makes and models for every need.
Make sure you get a great deal and avoid being scammed or buying a lemon by following our expert’s tips to buying your ideal used car.
What to Consider
Find out how to get FREE CARFAX reports and checks.
Check that you’re getting the best deal and completing all the essential pre-purchasing checks.
Discover why one owner cars can be a good buy and what to look out for.
Make sure you get the best deal on your certified used vehicle.
Find out what a VIN is and how it can help you buy a safe and reliable used car.
See what each digit of a car's VIN means.
This article covers everything from what to look for, to what to avoid, & to how to get financing.
Things to Avoid When Buying Used Cars
Find out what the dangers are with salvage titles and how to avoid becoming a victim of salvage title fraud.
Learn to spot the signs of curbstoning and protect yourself from buying a potentially dangerous car.
Discover the indications of flood damage to avoid purchasing one of the thousands of flood damaged cars on the road.
Recognize the warning signs of odometer rollback and save yourself thousands of dollars.
Find out what the signs of frame or body damage are and steer clear of vehicles with hazardous structural faults.
Protect yourself from dangerous cars with fake, inappropriate or non-existent airbags.
Avoid unwittingly buying a previously stolen car with a cloned VIN which could be confiscated by the police.
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Find your perfect car for sale from local reputable dealers. You can search by many specifications, including the car’s history.