When exploring the vehicles on offer at a used car dealership – such as HewaswaterGarage – you should feel confident about asking questions after any vehicles that catch your eye (if any used car dealer is avoiding answering questions, it may be a sign that you should look elsewhere!).
Once you’ve got the confidence, next you’ll need to actually write down some questions that you’ll want to ask. Of course, it’ll vary massively depending on the circumstances of the vehicle in front of you, but we think that a general guide won’t hurt – you’d be surprised at how many people often forget to ask these!
Don’t be shy about service history
Always ask the dealer to see the car’s service book, complete with dealer stamps. If this isn’t available, try asking for receipts for any work that has been carried out on the car.
It’s also wise to ask about the car’s MOT certificates and mileage at the same time.
Tempted for a test drive?
Any reputable dealer will allow you to take the car of your choice for a test drive. It may bring about any faults with the car that you may not have considered likewise, lets you get a proper feel for the car, and allows you to determine if you’re 100% satisfied with it.
Be picky about the price
Don’t forget to ask if anything extra is included in the price of the car – things such as warranties, MOT, road tax…anything at all that pops into your head.
If you’re still feeling a bit stuck as to what to ask when purchasing a used car, why not try asking friends who have previously done the same, or do a quick internet search for some popular questions that you may not have thought of? Happy shopping!