TOP 5 COMMON USED CAR BUYING PROBLEMS

Everyone knows that you will get better value for your money by shopping for a used car, with many new models depreciating by as much as 20 percent the second they leave the forecourt. But some drivers remain sceptical about used cars because of the potential problems that can arise. So McCarthy Cars have outlined the five most common problems and explain why you will never encounter them when purchasing a used car from McCarthy Cars.

1) SELLERS HAVE NO RIGHT TO SELL

When you buy a car privately, there is always a risk that the car was stolen or is still subject to outstanding debt. It may transpire that you are not even the legal owner. At McCarthy Cars, we always run thorough HPI background checks to ensure your car is legally available for resale. Our process also includes an NMR Mileage Check to confirm that all the information we display is 100 percent accurate.

2) BETTER VALUE ELSEWHERE

It can be heartbreaking when you find the exact make and model you just purchased for substantially less at another dealership. At McCarthy Cars we are proud of our competitive regional rates. In addition, our flexible finance plans offer low deposit and low monthly payment options to suit every budget. That is just one of the reasons we were named the UK’s Most Loved Car Dealership in both 2012 and 2013.

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3) REPAIR DISPUTES

There is nothing more frustrating than driving your car for only a few months, before discovering a major fault could take a significant chunk out of your savings. Our highly qualified technicians leave no stone unturned when checking our cars, so you can be sure you know exactly what you are getting. To give you extra reassurance, our membership with motorcodes.co.uk means we subscribe to a rigid set of service and repair standards that protect you in the case of any unforeseen faults.

4) HIGH INSURANCE PREMIUMS

Hidden damage or records of a serious accident can have a major impact on your insurance premium. Some drivers may try to hide this kind of damage when they sell their vehicle privately or to a dealership, but thanks to our background checks and rigorous performance tests we catch the most subtle signs of damage. McCarthy Cars is recognised by most major nationwide insurers.

5) INVALID OR NON-EXISTENT WARRANTY

Private sellers offer no warranty to cover faults, and the prices displayed in many dealerships frequently neglect to include warranty. At McCarthy Cars, all our cars come fully serviced with an MOT and a RAC Parts and Labour warranty. To activate your warranty, just take your car to any VAT-registered garage in the UK and they will carry out the repairs free of charge.

To learn more about the many benefits of buying a used car from McCarthy Cars, please contact the friendly team at our Croydon dealership today.