Motor Industry News
MyCarCheck.com creates infographic guide to buying a used car from a dealer
- See the infographic at www.mycarcheck.com/infographic/buying-used
- Has a car been scrapped, stolen or clocked? Is any money owed on it?
- We hold up to 60 fields of data per car: police, DVLA and finance info
MyCarCheck.com - the UK’s No.1 vehicle provenance website - has saved millions of people from making an expensive used car mistake. To help consumers avoid the common purchasing pitfalls it has created an easy-to-follow eight-step animated guide to car hunting.
MyCarCheck Steps To Buying A Used Car From A Dealer:
1. Decide what type of car you’d like
2. Decide on (and stick to!) a budget
3. Consider the specification and do some research
4. See what is available and MyCarCheck your favourites
5. Visit the dealership to view and testdrive the car
6. Paperwork check: MOT, tax, V5, service history, receipt
7. Negotiate and agree a price
8. Collect new wheels; don’t forget your paperwork
Roger Powell, Divisional Head at CDL Vehicle Information Services Ltd (which owns MyCarCheck.com), commented: “The new infographic on our website provides essential tips on buying a used car in a jargon-free format. As a former dealer I can vouch for the fact that this is a sensible approach to car hunting. If buyers complete each stage in order they will massively reduce the risk of making an expensive used car mistake. Better still, they will most likely find a car they will be very happy with, a car which will serve them well for many years.
“A car is usually the second most expensive thing you buy in your life, after a house. You wouldn’t buy a house without getting a survey, so why buy a car without checking the history and value? Our business is all about providing up-to-date information to help secondhand car buyers make the right choices. We hold up to 60 fields of data per vehicle, including whether it has ever been scrapped, stolen, clocked or has any money owing on it.
“These eight steps guide non-expert buyers through the entire process – from choosing the right type of vehicle (for example, the relative merits of an estate car versus a big 4x4) to the best model in terms of petrol or diesel, age, milegae and price. For a tiny percentage of the cost of the vehicle MyCarCheck brings clarity and reassurance to these decisions. As we always say: check before you buy and know what you’re getting into.”
Over the last couple of years, MyCarCheck.com, MyMotorCycleCheck.com and MyTextCheck delivered around 4.5m consumer checks including those via AutoExpress and WhatCar?.
We use up-to-the-minute data from the Police National Computer (PNC), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and major finance houses including Lloyds TSB and Santander.
Our information is trusted by the UK's leading brands. MyCarCheck.com’s parent company, CDL Vehicle Information Services, performs around two million look-ups a week for companies including CompareTheMarket, Confused.com, Go-Compare, Moneysupermarket, Swiftcover and Tesco Compare.
The MyCarCheck.com/Trade valuations division provides accurate used vehicle values to professional buyers and sellers. It also issues monthly bulletins highlighting significant trends in the UK car, van and motorbike markets – see the News section of MyCarCheck.com.
Know what you’re getting into: MyCarCheck.com