Are you looking for a reliable used car? Be aware of all the good offers there are on the market and which ones to stay away from ... Follow our guide and discover our tips to be sure to make a good deal without breaking the bank!
Should I buy a used car from a private seller or a business?
The first big question is who to buy the used car from. Should it be from a private seller or a business? You can first turn to a private seller by looking at local adverts or specialised sites. The advantage of this is that you can deal directly with the seller. However, with this route you have no guarantee of the vehicles past life like you would when purchasing from a business.
When purchasing from a DS Certified dealer it can be ensured that, the used vehicle will have a history of ownership check and extensive 120 point pre-deliver inspection, services associated with the sale of the used car such as warranty and finance offers consistent with the condition of the car.
The big question: can we trust used car ads from the internet?
The internet has revolutionised the way we purchase goods, research and communicate. Today it is possible to find thousands of vehicles on the web (the DS Certified network has more than 20,000 cars available). If you’re finding it difficult to navigate through all the different offers, try sorting through the ads that are clearly too good to be true, scams and the ads which are genuine (which are usually ads that are complete, have all the crucial information and have many good quality photos). It is also important to know where the car is and to have an address so you can see it in real life and take it for a test drive. Alternatively, you can take a simpler approach and trust the professionals at your nearest DS Certified Dealer.
The second hand market has many great vehicles, but to ensure that you find an offer that suits you, we advise you trust the expertise of our network of experts.