Never send money for payment of a car unless you are sure that it is going to arrive at the intended destination. It might be the case that you are asked to pay a significant deposit before picking up the car but before you pay this deposit you need to make sure that the car is still available for sale.
Do all the Checks
You could end up regretting your purchase unless you check the history of the car before you buy. There are so many things that you can find out by doing a check of the car; for example, you could discover that the car has been stolen, was declared a write off or that there is still money owed on the car and this is very important because the car cannot be transferred to you if money is owed on it.
You also need to get confirmation of the mileage and the VIN number of the car. When you are looking at a particular car and its history, it is not a good idea to rely solely on the information provided by the seller.
Meeting the Vendor
Never buy a car without inspecting it and if possible you should always see the car at the address that was given when you carried out the DVLA checks. To ensure that you really get to see the car properly, then you need to arrange to see it during the day so you have proper light.
In order to test all the gears of the car it would be wise to arrange a long test drive.
Know the Value of the Car
Make sure you have the average price of similar cars with you before you enter into any negotiations and it would also be wise to have details of any deductions that you can expect because of excessive mileage. If you buy on impulse you could regret it especially when it comes to selling the car yourself because on top of the normal depreciation, you could end up selling at a loss.
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