Cars are selling on the auction block again after months of falling sales and an economy-wide slowdown in sales, and some experts are worried the trend will continue.
But not everyone is buying up, and car experts say it’s worth keeping an eye on the trends.
How can I buy a used car?
Buying a used vehicle is a good way to reduce your debt and save money, but you need to know what to expect from your new car.
Find out how to decide if buying a used or used-for-sale car is right for you.
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If you can afford to pay extra for a car, there are a few things you should know before you decide to buy one.
Buy a used motor home What you need and why: You’ll need to consider all the possible features of a motor home, such as whether it’s a fully enclosed garage, a caravan or an RV.
Your first consideration should be if you want to buy an RV or caravan, which can offer the added security of having a safe, secure home away from home.
Read about what you should look for in a motorhome.
Read the differences between used and used cars, and what you can expect when you buy one from the car industry.
Read what you need before you get into the decision: how much will the car cost you?
Is the car covered by insurance?
Do you want a warranty?
Is there a spare?
What is the engine type?
Are the tyres or suspension in good condition?
How long does the car last?
What kind of maintenance should I expect?
Do I want to be responsible for any maintenance?
What are the warranties?
Are there a number of insurance companies?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should buy the car.
What kind will the price be?
What do you get for the money?
How much do you pay for it?
Are you buying a new vehicle or will you be buying an old one?
Is it possible to sell the car?
Does it require any insurance?
If so, can you sell it?
If not, what will you need?
Do the rules apply to you?
Can you get a loan for the car if it’s not yours?
If yes, what is the interest rate?
Do any of the car dealers or other sellers accept insurance?
How do I buy insurance?
What happens if I get a ticket or chargeback for something?
What should I do if there’s an accident?
Are I allowed to take my car out for a test drive?
What’s the difference between an accident and a collision?
Does the insurance cover damage to the car, or does it only cover the damage to your car?
Is any of my information confidential?
Does anyone have access to my details?
Does everyone have access?
What if I’m worried about being caught?
Can I cancel the car or get an alternative?
Is someone else taking the car out to test drive or test drive it for me?
Are people paying the same rates for different types of vehicles?
How can you tell if you’ve got an accident if there are no accidents?
How to help yourself and others: take care of yourself.
Always use a first aid kit when you’re out and about, and be prepared to get help if you have to.
Do not leave your keys with someone else if you are a passenger.
Have a good plan.
If you don’t have one, you might consider buying a personalised kit, such the ones you’ll find at a car dealer or online.
Ask the local police for a licence plate to add to your registration.
If it’s an automatic, make sure it has the right number.
Ask your local council for a list of car parks that are open.
Find a friend who has a car and a car insurance policy, so they can make sure the car you buy has the proper amount of coverage.
If your car has been stolen, ask the local authorities to keep an eye out for the details of the vehicle.