Buying or Selling a Car

Buying or Selling a Car

There are approximately 2 million new car sold each year in the UK - and around four times as many used cars change hands. In this section, you'll find a guide to the process of buying a new or used car, with advice on choosing the right type of car for you, taking a test drive and getting the best deal. There's also advice and information on how to sell your car, including some useful ideas on how to set the price, prepare it for sale, advertise it effectively and deal with potential buyers.

Whether you're buying or selling a car, you should also check out the essential advice offered on avoiding the scams used by criminals to either steal your car or to pass a dangerous or stolen vehicle on to you.

Finding the Right Finance
Your extensive guide to getting the best finance deal when buying a new or second-hand vehicle, whether using finance offered by the dealership or an independently arranged loan.
Buying a New Car
A wealth of advice and information on where to find the best new car deals, how to haggle for the lowest price and choosing optional extras that will help to increase the resale value of your car.
Buying a Used Car
Make sure that you don't get stuck with a lemon - find yourself a peach of a car with this handy guide to buying a second-hand car.
Selling Your Car
Everything you need to know about putting your car on the market so that you can sell it for the maximum amount of money and the minimum amount of fuss.
Buying & Selling Scams
Learn how you can avoid being conned when buying or selling your car, including tricks such as clocking, false escrow services, forged banker's drafts and ringers.