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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The importance of doing a safety check when purchasing your first car

    It’s essential to carry out a safety check when purchasing your first car. Many people ask their parents or other experienced drivers to help them check cars over before they make a purchase. Read on for advice about buying your first car and avoiding investing in a vehicle that might cause an accident.

    Checks to make when purchasing your first car

    Always ask as many questions as you feel you need to before purchasing your first car. View the car in dry and light conditions so faults can’t be masked by moisture or darkness. The more you can find out about the car’s history, the better. Ask to see MOT certificates and other documents and never allow yourself to be rushed into a decision. You should always go for a test drive before you purchase a car so you can see how it handles. It could be wise to get a mechanic that doesn’t work for the dealer or seller in question to check the car over as they will know what to look for. If something doesn’t seem right to you, it may be best to turn your back on the car or even the dealership or seller themselves and look elsewhere.

    Accident Advice Helpline can assist you and help you get compensation if you ever are in a car accident and it isn’t your fault. We have been helping people seek justice and compensation for car accidents since we were first founded in 2000. The compensation you receive can help you cover a whole host of costs related to your accident and injuries, including medical expenses, lost earnings, repairing your vehicle, replacing it and much more. You do not need any money to begin a claim with us and we work on a no-win, no-fee basis.

    Getting in touch

    We have helped people from all walks of life to get justice since our inception. We always assign the right kind of solicitor to you, which means you’ll have the support of a car accidents specialist if you do sustain injuries on the road. Why not call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) today to find out more if you have been injured after purchasing your first car?

    Date Published: May 4, 2017

    Author: SM Content

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.