How to pay
How to pay for your car is a big decision. From paying cash, to getting a personal loan or buying a car on finance, there are a number of options.
There are a number of checks you should carry out, and questions you should ask before you buy a used car, regardless of whether it is from a dealer or a private seller.
Before you buy
Find out the questions to ask yourself before you buy a car. What will you use it for? How long do you expect to own it? How much are you willing to spend?
Your consumer rights depend on whether you buy from a dealer or a private seller. If you buy privately, you do not have consumer rights, so it’s important to know who you’re buying from.
If you buy a used car from a dealer, you have some protection under consumer law. Find out about your rights if something goes wrong.
Find out about the different types of insurance, making a claim, renewing your insurance and making a complaint.
Buying a crashed car could turn out to be both expensive and dangerous. Use our buyers checklist so this does not happen to you. Find out what to do if you think you bought a crashed car.
Clocking is when the genuine odometer reading of the car is altered to make the car look like it has been driven less than it actually has. Find out how to check a car’s mileage.
Find out what you need to know about renting a car – before you book, when you pick up the car and when you drop it back, and what to do if the car is damaged.