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5 Tips and Tricks for Buying a New Used Car
19 October 2021

5 Tips and Tricks for Buying a New Used Car

Best Tips And Tricks For Buying Your New Used Car

If you are looking for a new used car, it can be hard to know where to start. At Autozone alone, we have hundreds of used cars in South Yorkshire to choose from! Here are some of our tips and tricks for buying your next vehicle...


Work out your budget first

To save yourself the heartache of finding the perfect car only to discover that you can’t actually afford it, it is best to figure out a budget before you start looking at vehicles. You also need to decide whether you will be buying your vehicle outright or on finance, because you’ll need to look at a monthly budget if you are planning to finance your purchase, and this may mean that you are able to afford a better model. It is best to get some quotes to help you budget accurately. You can apply for used car finance in Barnsley on our website to get a bespoke quote today. Car Credit Now specialises in arranging used car finance in South Yorkshire, so if you have any questions, feel free to give our team a call.


Don’t forget about running costs

When you are calculating your budget, it is important to remember that it’s not just the price of the car that you’ll need to consider. Make sure you account for insurance, tax, fuel and other maintenance costs.


Make a list of your requirements

It is easy to get carried away when you walk into a vehicle showroom and find yourself surrounded by stunning cars. To keep you on track and make sure that you leave with a model that meets your requirements, it is a good idea to make a list of what features are important to you. Do you need a spacious boot for sporting equipment or groceries? Are you looking for a family car with plenty of safety features? If you regularly take long journeys, is comfort a priority? Are you looking for a particular colour? Once you know what you are looking for, you can refine your selection using the handy filters on our website. 


Do your research

Once you have made a list of your requirements and priorities, you should have a clearer idea of what type of car you are looking for and if you know the type, you can conduct an internet search of the best models in the class. Reading car reviews written by experts and enthusiasts may give you a better overview of what’s on the market and help you narrow down your search further. 


Take a test drive

You can read reviews and view a car but to really know if it’s right for you, you need to try it out. Test driving a car will enable you to see how it accelerates and manoeuvres and will give you a feel for how enjoyable it is to drive. If you would like to test drive any of our used cars in Barnsley, give us a call and we will book you in at a time and date that suits you.