Rykel Automotive Group’s Top Tips for Buying a Used Car

There are absolutely masses of used cars available for you to choose from, and our tips should help you get exactly what you want at the right price.

Make a Checklist

With so many used cars on offer, it is easy to become overwhelmed and going in blind can make your search very difficult. It is therefore a good idea to note down any specific requirements you have, such as a large boot, a powerful engine or advanced safety features. You can refer to this list when you browse, to narrow down the vehicles that will best suit you.

Have an Open Mind

When you are creating your checklist, try to order the items by importance because there may be a car that has everything else on your list, but isn’t the colour or the brand you wanted and by disregarding that vehicle, you may be missing out on a bargain!

Work out Your Budget

Another way to narrow down the vehicles is to work out how much you can afford. Think about the amount you would be willing to pay outright, as well as how much you’d be able to pay monthly.

Even if you are not planning to buy on finance, there is a chance you could fall in love with a car just beyond your budget, which a finance agreement would enable you to afford. Don’t forget to take running costs, tax and maintenance fees into consideration.

Buy from a Car Dealer

Now, we may be biased, but we believe buying from a respectable car dealership is a much better option than buying privately.

With a professional dealer, you know exactly what you are getting, we’ll take care of all the legal paperwork and you’ll be covered if anything goes wrong. You won’t be able to trust a stranger, nor will you be able to trade in your old car in a single easy purchase.

Start your search for the perfect used car in Essex by viewing our current range online!