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Buying a second-hand car

For many people this is the second most expensive purchase you’ll make other than when you buy a property.

When considering the purchase of a used vehicle there are some simple checks you can carry out:

  • MOT history
  • service history
  • accident / recall history

These checks can help you protect yourself from purchasing a faulty, un-roadworthy, clocked or stolen car, or from an online seller posing as a private seller (this can restrict your rights should anything go wrong)

Check a used vehicle you’re buying – provides helpful advice to follow before you see the vehicle and when you go to see the vehicle.

After your purchase

If you’re experiencing problems after you’ve bought a used vehicle you may have legal rights available to you.

Problem with a used car – Citizens Advice provides guidance and advice

You can report a trader to Citizens Advice by calling 0808 223 1133.


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