The decision to buy a used car in Auckland can be a tricky one. Youth Garage has some industry tips that will help you make the right decision for yourself. Call us today!
So you’ve seen your dream wheels at a few second-hand car dealerships, and you want in. It’s a complex task because you never really know if what you see is what you’ll get. Our experts at Youth Garage have compiled a few tips to help guide you if you’re looking at used cars in Auckland.
- Budget is King
It’s important to know exactly what it is you need in a second-hand car and if you can truly afford it. Place factors such as the car’s age, mileage and damage at the fore when making a decision. You will need to pay for servicing, having the registration changed to your name and more.
Think about things like the repair and upgrade costs that come with the particular car you are eyeing. Include all this in your budget to make sure if the used car is a. within your affordability range and b. worth it in the greater scheme of things.
- Ensure That the Car Undergoes a Thorough Inspection
Include an inspection by a professional mechanic as a condition of purchase. An unbiased, expert opinion could save you money. If there’s more damage than meets the eye, a reliable mechanic should be able to detect it.
You may need to fork out some extra cash, but it’s worth it to know for sure that used car dealers won’t be able to pull the wool over your eyes.
- Insist on Receiving All Important Documents
A car’s logbook is a sacred text in the world of automotive sales. Records of servicing and mileage hold information about how well the car has been maintained and how far it has traveled. This information is imperative for sound decision-making, so insist on it.
Look out for mechanical issues that have been flagged and fuel consumption. All this will help you ensure that the used car doesn’t burn any holes in your pocket.
- Take Your Time
Give yourself time to plan, do research and shop around. Not only will you find ways to save money – you’ll avoid buyer’s remorse. Be certain that the second-hand car of your choice is what you need before you commit to a purchase.
Youth Garage has a fleet of amazing quality used cars for sale in Auckland. Our experienced and friendly team is always ready to help clients make the right decisions.
Contact Ned, our Sales Manager, on 022 352 5884 for expert advice today. You can also message us online.