Cheap used cars in Scotland

Currently it is great time to buy a cheap used car in Scotland. There are literally thousands of great used car bargains in every region and wherever you live you are certain to find one without having to travel very far or even look online at motors.co.uk.

Wherever you are trying to source your used car, especially if is from a private, seller then there are a number of precautions you should take to ensure that you don’t lose out. Although by far the majority of car sellers are totally legitimate and are selling you a car because that is their business or they are making a genuine private sale, unfortunately there are a number of rogue sellers around.

The first thing you need to do is to satisfy yourself that the seller is legitimate and that the car is really theirs to sell. If you purchase a used car that is stolen or one that is subject to a financial arrangement such as hire purchase, then you are likely to find the car being reposed and that you will receive no compensation. All that you paid for the car will be money down the drain.

There are a number of precautions you can take to ensure that this doesn’t happen to you. When you view the car make sure that you view it at the vendor’s home or business premises. Some sellers might with to meet you at an intermediate point, such as at a motorway services station. Always decline such offers.

Also you should check the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) that you will find under the car’s bonnet. Make sure that this corresponds to the VIN listed in the car’s registration document.

Secondly, if you have any suspicions at all, pay for a car data check. Many organisations offer to carry these out for a small amount of money and they will check the proper ownership of the car and whether or not it has been reported stolen. The check will also confirm whether the car has ever been written off by an insurance company.

Most cheap used car deals in Scotland proceed without any hitch, but it always pays to take a few precautions.