Buy A Used Car Safely – Stress Free Claim in Oldham
If you are looking to buy a used car then you will want to do so safely, both physically and financially. There are a few steps you can take to make sure your transaction goes as smoothly as possible.
Do your research and make sure that what you are paying matches up with what the standard price for this type of car would be, considering its condition and mileage. Whether you are using a well respected used car dealership, or buying direct from the seller, it is always worth checking the price before you commit to buy.
Only ever pay for your vehicle in person when you go to pick it up. It is too easy to be scammed if you pay for a car that you have found online without seeing it, or on the promise of it being delivered to you ‘later’. Once you have handed over the money you should get the keys and be able to take the car away immediately.
Before you put down any money on your vehicle you should check all of the car’s documents over to make sure that everything is as it should be. You will want to see the original V5C document and the most recent MOT as well as a full service history. If there seems to be any trouble with the paperwork then walk away, even if the car is in perfect condition it could be stolen and this would make you an accessory to the crime.
This may be the most important part of buying a used car. Check the car over thoroughly to make sure it is in good working order. Ask if you can take a test drive with the seller so that you can identify any problems with how the car runs. Look under the bonnet and check the tyres. Make sure to look for any leaks or damage to the paintwork which indicates that the car has been part of an accident.
Even if the car looks like it is in perfect condition, a car which has any damage you can’t see can contribute to an accident and injury claim in Oldham. If you are not a professional then get someone who knows about cars to give the car the once-over. This will help you to avoid an injury claim in Oldham and also make sure that you get a fair price on the vehicle.
What If I Need To Make A Stress Free Claim in Oldham?
If your vehicle has been sold to you in perfect condition but is not and this leads to an stress free claim in Oldham then you can get compensation from the seller. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team of advisers who will let you know if you can make an injury claim in Oldham, and how much you could get in compensation.
Date Published: 5th September 2013
Author: David Brown