Fred Smith

Jul 122011
 

Those people who are looking to purchase used cars don’t have to settle for something dull or boring. In fact one of the nice things about buying second hand cars is that it means there are a lot more options. These vehicles will be a lot cheaper than what you would pay for something new and this should mean that you will have a lot more to choose from.

You may find that there are some real surprises out there if you are patient and put some effort into researching. Something fancy like a sports car or open-top vehicle can be yours for a lot less money than you might think.

Even if you have the money to buy a brand new car, you may be able to get something that is a bit more fun if you choose a second hand model. It may not be possible to purchase the car of our dreams straight from the showroom, but we should be able to pick up as a used car. Fancy cars can depreciate very quickly.

So someone with a two year old fancy car might only get half of what they paid for it originally. If this car has been well taken care of then it will look practically new anyway so it really is a great bargain to buy vehicles this way.

Nowadays customers are a lot savvier when it comes to buying things. We are becoming much more careful with our money because many of us were affected by the recent economic downturn. Another thing that we have learned from the global economic troubles is that it is important that we enjoy life and take every day as it comes.

By purchasing used fun cars we are able to get a vehicle that will bring us a lot of pleasure without it breaking the bank.

If you are on the hunt for used cars, then Friday Ad Motoring has it all, buy, sell and search for your dream car.

Jul 112011
 

Nearly everyone knows somebody who has bought a second hand car that they have regretted afterwards. It might not even be the case that we know somebody but that it actually happened to us. The buyer can often be held responsible for this in some part. Many buyers are too hasty when it comes to buying a used car and they tend to ignore the warning signs.

The only way to avoid this from happening again is to become savvier when buying things. Below are a few tips that every used car buyer should know.

If you are planning to buy a used car from a professional salesman then it is vital that you learn what techniques they use and how to handle them. In order to stop you from learning all the negative points of a deal, they will try to engage you in friendly chatter.

Don’t let these guys knock you off track and if they seem illusive about any of your questions you should be suspicious. Make sure you have listed the questions you want to ask and do not leave until you get an answer to each of those questions.

If you are buying from a private seller be extra cautious. You will need to make sure that these people are who they say they are. Don’t be afraid to ask the seller to show you some identification such as their passport. Always go to view a car at the owner’s home or place of business so you know where they can be found. Don’t allow the seller to bring the car to your home for you to view it.

Make sure you get a mechanic to have a look over the car. This should be somebody you choose and not anyone recommended by the seller. Even if you have to pay a bit of money for the mechanics time it will be worth it because you can be more certain that you are purchasing a functioning vehicle.

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Jul 102011
 

We probably all know people who have bought second-hand vehicles and later regretted it. It might not even be the case that we know somebody but that it actually happened to us. In most cases of this kind of regret, the buyer will share some of the blame. Many buyers are too hasty when it comes to buying a used car and they tend to ignore the warning signs.

If you do not want this to happen to you again then you have to become a bit savvier when it comes to buying things. The following are a number of tips that you should know when trying to buy a used car.

If you are planning to buy a used car from a professional salesman then it is vital that you learn what techniques they use and how to handle them. They will use friendly chatter as a way to prevent you from finding out the negative aspects of the deal.

Make sure you stay on track and always be suspicious if the salesman is being vague about any questions you have asked. Make sure you have listed the questions you want to ask and do not leave until you get an answer to each of those questions.

If you are buying from a private seller be extra cautious. It is vital that you make sure that the seller is who he or she says they are. You should ask to see some photographic identification such as a driver’s licence or a passport. In case you ever need to get hold of the seller, make sure that you view the car at their place of work or their home. It is not a good idea for you to allow the seller to bring the car to your home or place of work.

It is important to get a mechanic to give the car a check. This should be somebody you choose and not anyone recommended by the seller. You may have to pay the mechanic to do this for you but it will be worth it if you end up with a car that is in good condition.

Searching for used cars, then Friday Ad Motoring has it all, buy, sell and search for your dream car.

Jul 032011
 

Despite the fact that most of us have read classified ads for cars, many people would not be able to tell you what the abbreviations actually mean. You may find that some of these ads are like reading a different language if they are full of abbreviations that you don’t understand. If this has happened to you before and you would like to be able to understand them better then read on.

The reason abbreviations are used in classified ads is so that the person advertising can get as much information across in as short a space as possible. When it comes to advertisements for cars, they are usually limited in size so the word count will be limited. You may have seen abbreviations years ago that were very easy to make out such as FFSR (factory fitted sunroof).

These days you are far more likely to see ‘air con’ for air conditioning, ABS for anti-lock brakes or ESP for electronic stability program.

There are some things that need to be put in your ad but many people will forget them; these are details about the mileage of the car and the service history as well as MOT information. These are the things that people are interested in as they already know most of the things that will be in your car as these features have become standard in most cars.

Including a photo with your ad can make a huge difference to the length of time it takes to sell your car so you should pay whatever charge there is for including one. It is wise for you to look at other ads for cars that have photos to get an idea of what angle works best.

The most recommended angle is from the front corner of the car looking so that you get as much in as possible and try it with the wheel turned out and straight to see which suits best.

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Jul 032011
 

Children of the eighties were fascinated by the car that David Hasslehoff drove in the TV programme Knight Rider because KIT as the car was known could talk. Now though in the 21st century we are about to be introduced to the next generation of cars and the chances are they will say hello.

Talking cars are something that a lot of manufacturers are investing in at the moment but just what they have to talk about is a mystery.

Although there is nothing to be unveiled this year that will wow the market, car manufacturer Ford are developing a voice recognition system that will understand more commands than you could probably think of to issue. And with the car planned to be available in nineteen different languages, we should be about to see something really impressive.

It could even replace your current Sat Nav system because you could just ask the car for directions instead. This would be very handy if you were looking for a hotel or restaurant nearby and didn’t want to pull over to type into the Sat Nav. A less impressive version has been on trial for a few years in the US now but Ford are hoping to introduce the full system soon and are hoping to take it to Europe as well.

The good news for Ford fans is that their voice system is much more sophisticated than anything on offer at the moment but at 350ish it will be a luxury rather than a standard option. What is good though is that if you get in to an accident it can actually call the emergency numbers and inform them exactly where you are.

On the other hand you may be in more crashes because of it as safety campaigners have said Ford’s ‘Sync’ Voice system is preventing drivers from using their mobile through hands free which will cause more accidents.

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Jul 012011
 

You may be about to buy a new car or have already bought one without trading in your old one; if this is the case then it is important that you sell your old car quickly because otherwise it is just going to be losing value every day. You may find that it is pretty confusing to sell a car these days because of the amount of choice available to us.

You have probably noticed a number of adverts on the TV claiming that they will buy any car; all you need to do is enter your car registration number to see how much you will get for your car.

There is a major flaw with this way of selling your car though. When people are given a price by entering their registration number they are simply given a guide price to tempt them in to the process. What they are then instructed to do is go to a garage not too far away where the real problems start.

A price for a car without looking at it is unrealistic and that’s what you find out when you get to the garage. You should expect to go through a process of price reduction where every fault in your car is scrutinised. And it is very likely that the price of the car will be knocked down even more as the person who inspects it will come up with excuse after excuse for doing so.

When it comes to selling your car you should try the classifieds as the people who look at these will be in buy mode. Once your ad goes live in these classified sections you will more than likely get phone calls from those who are looking to buy a car in a private sale but you may also get car dealers wanting to buy your car.

It may be possible for you to get more for your car if you sell it this way although you will have to put in more effort.

If you are on the hunt for used cars, then motoring.friday-ad.co.uk has it all, buy, sell and search for your dream car.

Jun 302011
 

If the time comes to trade in your old car then you could easily find that you will end up paying more than you should for a car unless of course you are in the trade such as a sales person or a mechanic. The reality is that using a little common sense and doing some research could help you to save some money. Here are a few tips that everyone should know before buying a used car.

Choosing the right time to buy is always a good idea so knowing when the dealers are overloaded with cars on their forecourt will help. The best time is just after the new registrations come out which are twice a year in March and September. Because many people will part exchange their old car for the new one the dealers will have plenty of cars to sell.

Many people will be trying to sell their old car privately and will want to get it sold as quickly as possible so the classified ads section might be one to try as well.

People at this time may be more willing to accept a decent offer for their car as it is just depreciating in value every day they keep it.

If you are looking for a gas guzzler then you will find that a lot of people will be selling them cheaply just after the budget has been announced by the government. A lot of people will want to get rid of these large engine cars because they are finding them to expensive and that is why they will be prepared to accept cheaper prices for them.

Even though fuel was not directly increased in last year’s budget, the increase in VAT meant that the prices rose anyway.

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Jun 302011
 

If you want your car to serve you long and good, service it. What is meant by servicing your car is checking it to see if anything needs to be repaired, supplied or replaced. You also need to make sure you check the levels of battery and brake fluid, the air and oil filters and anything else that could affect the performance of the car such as the tyre pressure.

It is important to service your car regularly in order to prevent problems from growing to a point when they would cost more to fix. When it comes to servicing your car you would need to give it a good look over and use a ramp or jack in order to have a look underneath it. The following are included in a service:

Changing the oil filters and the engine oil

Making sure to inspect the spark plugs

Changing the air filters

Checking tyre pressure, suspension and their general condition

Adding brake and gearbox fluid when necessary

Being sure that all gauges and external lights are working

Aside from servicing affecting your car’s performance and your safety, it also helps you control repair costs. One thing that will take the pressure off you financially in terms of looking after your car is a manufacturer’s warranty and this is something that you will have been given if you bought the car brand new.

But manufacturer’s warranties can be different depending on the manufacturer with some offering five years full warranty and others only offering two years for major problems. In many cases, your warranty will become void if you have not had the car serviced from the garage where you bought it or an approved garage but any major repairs that are needed during the warranty will be paid for by the manufacturer.

Obviously, servicing your car and how you do it are bound to affect whether or not you have to use your manufacturer’s warranty. It is a good idea to have a look around at a number of garages in your area to see if they can provide your car with a decent service.

Some cars will require the use of extra diagnostics and not all garages will have the specialist software needed for the job.

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Jun 242011
 

Over the years we have seen a number of cars that have gone down in history almost the moment they have appeared. While you don’t see many supercars come from a mass production factory, there are some that have inspired rally fans for generations since they first graced our televisions.

Examples of the cars that have become famous are the Mitsubishi Evolution which beat the Ferrari and the Lancia Delta Integrale that was around in the eighties. It is these kinds of cars that almost every red blooded young male would be eager to get behind the wheel of given half the chance.

However if you were thinking of trying to acquire one of these cars yourself then you could look forward to high maintenance costs. The thing is though that the rewards for owning these beasts are never going to come cheaply but they are plentiful. The good news about rally models is that newer favourites are much easier to look after than the older models because they need to be serviced constantly in order to ensure they perform at optimum levels.

It is easy to understand the need for care with a Mitsubishi Evolution when you think about the fact that it is faster than a Ferrari up to around third gear going into to fourth. With an Evolution, you are going to require a service every 4,500 miles or every six months whichever comes first but you can guarantee that you will get trouble free motoring if you do this and if you follow the maunal.

Mainly as long as you keep the oil changed regularly and follow all guidelines for pretty much any car you will get your money’s worth of fun from them.

Despite the high cost of maintaining a car of this kind the number of enthusiast groups around means that the sharing of knowledge and access to cheaper parts is common. You should definitely consider joining an owner’s club if you want to get your dream car.

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Jun 242011
 

It would be a very good idea to learn all you can about the workings of the used car market especially if you are considering buying a used model for your next car. There are some basic techniques that most garages these days use so it is very important that you learn all you can about these techniques because that way you will get more for your money.

There are so many factors that can affect price negotiations and knowing some of them and showing that you know them will help when faced with a used car sales person.

The first thing to realise is that the price you see for the car is a gamble in most instances. If a customer walked on to the forecourt and said that they wanted to buy a car for that price the sales person or garage owner would wonder what they had done wrong. The price of the car is normally open to negotiation and in most cases this price will be about five to twenty percent higher than the amount that the car dealer would be prepared to accept.

The different factors that contribute or detract from the final sale price are things like the mileage and condition as well as any service documentation that may accompany the car. If you are looking at a car with a full service history especially a full dealer service history then you are going to have to be prepared to pay nearer the asking price.

You will find much more room for negotiation if the car has not been serviced for some time.

You will usually have a bit more bargaining power if you intend to trade in your old car but you could lose out if you do this as well because you might get more if you were to sell it privately. Before you agree on any deals, it would be wise to check out the value of any used car beforehand.

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