A car loses about 40% of its value in the first year after purchase. This gives you an opportunity to buy used cars at a cheaper price. However, some precautions need to be taken when buying used cars.Do your homework. Check the prices of cars similar to the one you want to buy to ensure you are not paying more. There are a number of sites and classified ads that will help you.

Don’t  view a car in the rain, at night or in poor light. You won’t see the condition of the car properly. It might be scratched, dented or other problems.Insist on seeing VSC registration document. This would show you the registered keeper and not the legal owner.Make sure the handbook is in the car.

They can be expensive to replace and you might end up spending more than your initial budget.If a deal is too good to be true, think twice. Buying used cars needs you to take your time to prevent extra costs and have a car of good quality.