After all consideration of finding the right car in the UK for you, we have many options to buy from like a private or individual seller or by motor company brands’ showrooms or from dealers or from auction, by keeping in mind that scams can happen so you should check for MOT.Reading Time: 2 minutes
Finding the right car can be hectic whether you are buying a used car or the new car because it is your big investment, so you should work out before buying a car and check for fuel consumption, Ministry of Transport (MOT) test and a full history of the car regarding tax and accidents, depreciation with time and your seating capacity.
After all consideration of finding the right car in the UK for you, we have many options to buy from like a private or individual seller or by motor company brands’ showrooms or from dealers or from auction, by keeping in mind that scams can happen so you should check for MOT.
Here are the five steps to finding the right car in the UK for you:
The first thing to consider before finding the right car for you is financing. There are options like whether you are covering the purchasing expenses by yourself or by getting a finance on your car after checking interest rate (which can vary according to your loan history) and Annual Percentage Rate (APR) or by the dealership from where you are purchasing.
Finding the right car
You can buy from a motor company or by a dealership or individual seller. There are some top trusted sellers in the UK to buy from. But when it comes to the private seller, you should check the car history on a website like the Ministry of Transport (MOT). That certificate will show all the history so that you can avoid scams or fraudsters.
Insurance and Tax
If you are finding the right car from a dealer or from company showrooms, they will set the tax procedures for you, which require an MOT test certificate, but MOT certificate is for only used car if you are buying a new car no MOT certificate will be needed for first three years.
But when it comes to insurance, it is a must to have car insurance for driving it in the UK. Third-party insurance is also valid and minimally required. Insurance will cover you against injuries and damage to the car or your car being stolen, or the medical expenses.
Best time to find the right car in the UK
The best time to find the right car for in UK market is before and after number plate registration which is February-March and August-September. You can also keep an eye on your favourite car to see when its new model will launch so the old model will be available at discounted rates or buy on holidays like Black Friday etc.
Testing a Car
A test drive is necessary. If you are buying a used car before a test drive, you must consider the insurance and Driving Other Car (DOC) cover. This covers the owner’s permission to drive. Check for the Engine, suspension, steering, brakes, clutch, gears, mileage and seating capacity according to your requirement.