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  • When you’re buying a used car, going for a test drive is a really important step for making sure you’re comfortable with the car and that it’s in good working order. But what are you looking for? And what insurance do you need before you even get started? This comprehensive guide to taking a car for a test drive covers this and more. 


    What insurance do you need to test drive a car?

    If you’re buying a car from a dealership, they should have special cover in place for you. However, if you’re buying privately you …

  • Buying a car, whether it’s new or used, is a major purchase for anyone so you’ll want to make sure you know exactly what you’re buying. By asking a few crucial questions when looking to buy a used car in particular, you may avoid some very expensive problems in the future. The vendor is obliged to answer your questions truthfully, or they will be breaking the law.

    Here is a list of key questions to ask the seller when you’re buying a used car and a couple that you should be able to answer yourself when you inspect and …

  • One of the top questions from first time used car buyers is ‘what documents should I get when buying a used car?’ The good news is that if you’re buying from a dealership they will have a streamlined process to ensure everything is in order before you even see the car. However, it can be a bit more tricky if you’re buying privately and it’s essential that you get it right to ensure that you are driving the car away legally. Either way, it’s important to know what to look out for.


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