How to stay safe when buying used cars

How to stay safe when buying used cars

Buying used cars in Angus at Bridge End Garage is always a much safer bet than purchasing from another seller, but it sometimes can’t be helped.

To help you dodge the risks that can sometimes arise when purchasing a used car from somewhere other than a dealership, here are some tips and tricks to help you stay safe.

Take your time – we mean this as a general rule, and also that you should take your time to properly inspect and check the car. Firstly, you should never feel pressured or rushed when purchasing a used car – you have to remember that it’s something you’re going to have to rely on for a long, long time. If a seller is rushing you or pressuring you into a sale, then it’s likely an indication that they’re dying to get the car off their hands – probably for the wrong reasons.


As well, you should take your time to check the cars condition, and to take a proper look at its service history. If the seller refuses to allow you to do any of this, or if there are any odd gaps in the evidence of the service history, look elsewhere.

Like with most things in life, it’s always best to go with your gut.If something feels off regarding the car or the seller, then it may be an indication that something is amiss. Don’t be afraid to pass on any offers that you receive, and remember that there is always another day, and another seller to try.


Ultimately, the only way to truly stay safe whilst used car shopping is to buy from a trusted dealership; you know you’re getting a car that’s in good condition, is legally sound, and won’t have any issues regarding payment – so what’s not to like?

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