When buying a used car there are various options you can take. You can buy from Taunton car dealers or any dealers for that matter, you can scour the classified ads for cars for sale or you go to an auction. Depending on your budget, you could get a good deal from each option but there are more risks.
If you buy from car dealers you are almost certain to be given a warranty. A brand new vehicle will come with a manufacturer’s warranty anyway. Most decent second hand cars will be offered with a warranty of some sort unless it is a really old car and the dealer just wants to get rid of.
Buy going to a respected car dealer you will have peace of mind if you get a problem with your car, the warranty should cover any serious issues. Also the dealer will have his reputation to think of, therefore should be willing to resolve any issues with the vehicle very quickly.
Finding a car in the classified ads section of local newspapers can be time consuming, and also can mean a lot of travelling around to find the right car. You may well find that after travelling some distance to inspect a car, it is in poor condition and not as described.
With that said it is best to check more than one car to draw comparisons. The chances are if you find a decent car privately you would pay less for it than you would from a car dealer. There are decent second hand cars to be had privately, but it is just finding them. The only thing to remember is that you have no come back if something goes wrong, the car would be sold as seen.
Auctions are good way to pick up a bargain. You won’t have the warranty that you would get from car dealers, but you could pay considerably less for what are sometimes relatively new cars. What you must do first is check the prices of the cars that you may consider buying, and then set your budget quite a way below the market price. This will allow you the finance to put right any problems that you may encounter once you have bought a car, because normally you only have one hour after you agree to buy the vehicle to check it over and reject it. (u.k auctions).
In conclusion buying a used car from a car dealer will give you peace of mind, knowing that if you have a problem with the vehicle the dealers warranty should cover any issues that arise. Whilst buying a car from an auction or through classified ads. may save you money initially, but if a fault developes with the car, you will have to pay for it to be fixed. Try and be clear in your mind what type of car you want and how much you want to pay, because there are plenty of people all too willing to take your hard earned money.