Buying and selling used cars in the UK is the most common, especially when international students sell their cars after graduation. The main reason to buy a used car is that the price is cheap. The used car market is very mature in the UK. The first way is to buy at a car dealership. It is also similar to the process of buying a new car. There will also be some preferential activities such as test drives and car inspections. The second is to buy from second-hand car dealers, there are large companies that specialize in used cars, and there are also many platforms for used car trading.
But buying and selling second-hand cars is also risky. Avoid buying illegal dirty cars, or problematic second-hand cars with incomplete procedures. Pay attention to:
1.Before buying a car, check whether there is a V5C registration certificate (log book), which is the vehicle registration certificate issued by the Vehicle Administration, with specific information about the car and owner, indicating that the car is legal and compliant.
2.Test drives require advance appointments. Before the test drive, you must buy the vehicle insurance in advance. If there is a problem during the test drive, you can take the insurance. Otherwise, it is your responsibility to have problems with the car or encounter problems on the way. During the test drive, you can ask the owner some questions related to the car, and then bargain the price after the final test drive is completed. Generally, the owner tends to pay the full price of the buyer.
3.Check the history of the used car, i.e. how many times it has been resold, has the owner failed to pay road tax, has the owner been in an accident, has the car been repaired many times, etc. You can also do it yourself, through the above steps, but it takes some time, generally do this check history can be given to others, but to pay a fee, in some car dealers there to do, about a few pounds to more than ten pounds, basically large car trading platform can do.