If you’re looking to buy used cars in Scotland, then you’re in the right place. Here at ‘Used Cars Scotland’, we can help you to find dealers that can second hand cars in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and all other areas of Scotland.

Whether you’re looking for private used car sales, used cars from dealers or are hoping for part exchange in Scotland, we are able to help you to find the best deals on Scotland used cars. Here, we aim to give you advice on buying a used car, including what to look out for and where you can get the best second hand car deals.

Advice On Buying A Used Car

Buying a preowned car is the easiest and most cost effective way of getting the car that you want. So what do you need to take into consideration when looking to buy a car in Scotland?

Decide On Your Budget

First of all, you’ll need to consider how much you want to spend, as in the business of used car sales, the price range for your desired car can vary hugely depending on many factors. You should also think about whether you might be wanting to part exchange your current vehicle if you have one, as you may be able to use the value of your car and deduct this from a newer vehicle.

Choosing A Used Car

When you have decided to see what used cars Scotland has to offer, you will need to consider a few things to help you choose the right car for you. Think about:

• What the car will be used for
• How many people it needs to seat
• Whether you want specific features (like built in child seats, movable seats etc)
• Cost of running (fuel costs, road tax, maintenance costs)

All of these things should be important factors when you are deciding on the right car for you. Obviously a family car is going to be very different to the kind of specification for a young professional with no children, but also very important is the running costs which can vary massively from model to model.

Getting In Touch With The Seller

When you buy a used car in Scotland, you can reveal a lot of very important information on the vehicle by making first contact with the seller, whether this be a private seller or a dealer. Make sure that you check the details of the vehicle, check if it has full service history and all paperwork and double check important information like the mileage and whether any major work has been done on it. Arranging a viewing is important.

Viewing Used Cars

If you’re not sure about cars, ask someone who knows a bit about them to view the vehicle with you. This could be a mechanic or someone who knows what they’re doing. Always check the paperwork too to ensure all documents are present and check the mileage against the service history to see if it’s been clocked. Be wary of any used cars in Scotland without the full service history or any missing paperwork. You should be able to see log book, MOT documents, and service history and so on. If you’re happy after a test drive and all documentation is present, you can negotiate a price.

Remember, if you are looking for a new used vehicle, come to Used Cars Scotland!