Important documents check for used cars
The most important document you need to check when buying a secondhand car is the V5C, also known as the registration document or log book.
Make sure the make and model of the car you’re buying matches that on the V5, as well as the number plate.
It's not the most exciting part of the process but necessary! Whether you’re buying from a private seller or a dealership, be sure that you and the seller have the following, valid and up-to-date:
- Driving Licence
- Valid Insurance Policy
- V5C form
- Valid Recent M.O.T
- Service History
- Vehicle Handbook
Having these documents all together will make your life a lot easier in the future so keep them in a file, somewhere safe.
Now comes the best bit. You’ve test driven the car and all of the documents check out, time to hand over the money. If you are trading privately, don’t take large sums of cash with you. Instead, ask for the seller’s bank details to do a funds transfer, or write out a cheque.
Peace of mind comes as standard with all our cars whether you buy a new or used vehicle from Colin Appleyard.
When you buy a vehicle from Colin Appleyard you get far more than a fantastic used car. Purchasing your new set of wheels from us also gives you free MOT for life as part of 'Our Price Promise' an exclusive scheme that helps you get the absolute best from your vehicle for years to come.
Our Price Promise means that we have checked the price of our vehicles within a 100 mile radius of our dealerships and are confident that our deals represent the best value for money and all come with: -
- A full HPI check for your peace of mind
- A full inspection / service by our factory-trained technicians
- Low cost finance options tailored to your specific requirements (subject to status)
- Have 12, 24 or 36 month warranty options
- Plus all of our used cars come with a FREE MOT for life when serviced at any one of our dealerships
So, what are you waiting for? Start browsing our used cars and find the right one for you!
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