My sister keeps complaining about how hard she needs to ride the motorcycle during the rain to go to her classes in the university. In other words, she’s hinting me about buying a car for her. Ok, so I got the point. Although I said that’s not possible for me at the moment, but being a good big brother, I try to look for options in finding used cars for sale online and let me share a few tips finding used cars online.
Find a big and established car dealer.
The first thing you need to do is to find a big and established car dealers online. You need to look at the website and get as much information as you can. Established car dealers have a big database of second hand car and this will provide you options in identifying your possible target cars of your choice. Search functions will be great in assisting you in this task. An example of a great website for used cars is www.carshop.co.uk
Get more information on the car and prices.
Once you set your target of the car you wanted, you need to get more information on the car and the prices. You can call or email them for details of the car, availability, the location where you can buy the car, the used car lots, the prices, the car history if they can provide it and other important points that you can think of. After you have all the information, it’s time for you to go to competitors and try to match their prices and make a short list of the target dealers. You need to gather all the information as much as you can so that you will know what to expect from the dealer.
Time to test drive it.
Once you have shortlisted your targets, now you need to get physically involved. You need to go to the car dealer’s location and inspect the used car yourself. With the information you have from step two, get a test drive from the car dealer. If you satisfied with the condition on the road, check the cars for any dents or accident marks, under the hood for the engine condition and the interior. Once you fully satisfied with the used car condition, it’s time to strike a deal with the car dealer. Try to get as much freebies and warranty from the car dealer such as free car maintenance for a year, a set of new tires, an upgrade for the audio system, a new body work or whatever you think possible. This way, you’ll get as much value as you can from your used car.
That’s a quick tips for getting a used car for you. It doesn’t cover everything that you need to know about buying a used car like used car financing but at least it will give you a general idea on how to buy a used car online. You might want to read my previous posts about a great car review website and why used car sale is cheap at this time of the year!