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Tips for buying a used car!

Buying a used car can save you lots of cash compared to a brand new one. Whether you’re after a cheap run-a-round or a dream machine you’ve lots of choice on the second hand market particularly at car dealerships like SERE motors. How much a used car will cost you will ultimately depend on the type or car you’re after. Considerations to think about include; * What are your essential requirements * Do I need the car to do anything specific * Is it for short city drives or longer motorway journeys Here are a few tips to help you minimise your risk and find a car that will serve you well for years to come.


1) Do research before you start looking.

Before you set out to look at any cars, it’s important to do some thorough research to determine how much you’re willing to spend and what type of car will suit your needs, as well as any additional details like insurance costs, road taxes and fuel consumption. The last thing you want is to be talked into something you aren’t familiar with, so try to build a list of cars that meet your needs and also fall within your budget beforehand.


2) Consider the pro’s and con’s of buying privately over a dealership.

As a car dealership, SERE have years of experience in this industry and are therefore knowledgeable in all areas of both new and used cars. We would recommend purchasing a used car from us over a privately owned sale as we will provide a warranty, offer financing options and adhere to stringent procedures. Whereas with a private seller you’re pretty much on your own.


3) Take it for a test drive.

There are some things you just can’t tell by looking at a car, so it’s important to take it for a test drive. You also want to feel comfortable driving your new car, so pay attention to other things like the driving position or your reach to steering wheel and pedals. Also take into consideration space. Is there room for things like a child seat, pram or whatever else you may need. At SERE, our company ethos is entirely customer-focused.


We pride ourselves on supplying high-quality, great value cars in a relaxed and pressure-free environment so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today on 028 9020 5100.

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