Acklam Car Centre Topical / What to Look for When Buying a Used Car

When looking to buy a new car there is the option of buying brand new or the option of purchasing a quality used vehicle. In today’s economic climate there are many reasons why buying a used car is becoming a more popular option, the main one of these being value for money. A new car loses 20% of its value the moment it is driven off the forecourt, a further 20% in the first year of driving and then 20% again over the next two years. This means that in the space of just three short years of careful driving, the vehicle is worth less than half the value when first purchased. With a used car the depreciation is much slower, but there are of course many other factors to consider.

When buying a used car everyone wants to be reassured that the vehicle is safe and will run to manufacturer’s specifications. Choosing a car with a low mileage increases the likelihood that the vehicle will continue to run optimally for many years to come. Opting for a used car which is still under five years old lessens the depreciation rate dramatically whilst still making it highly likely that the vehicle in question is fitted with modern safety features such as driver and passenger airbags, anti-lock brakes and ABS steering. Certain models have better safety records than others, and each individual used car should have been through a HPI check in order to ensure it has not been involved in any serious accidents in the past, among other things.

Acklam Car Centre specialises in selling on quality used cars at affordable prices. Each car on the Acklam Car Centre forecourt has undergone a fully comprehensive HPI check, including confirmation of engine size, make, model, age and colour, number plate history, checks to ensure the vehicle has not been registered as lost or stolen, confirmation that there is no outstanding finance on the vehicle and further history and safety checks. In this way Acklam Car Centre is able to guarantee to his customers that all vehicles are not only premium cars at affordable prices, but also that there are no undesirable skeletons in the closet. Each Acklam Car Centre vehicle is hand-picked with focus on low mileage, top quality cars.

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