Just like anything in life you can never be too cautious. If
something seems too good to be true – it probably is. This is the same when
buying used cars. The more background checks and research that you can carry
out on a used vehicle, the less change there is of buying a bad car, or being
the victim of things such as fraud. Even if a private vendor or motor trader
seems like such a nice person, there could be a hidden past like the car they
are trying to sell you.
In March 2019, a leading breakdown company checked the past of over 32,000 used cars for sale. Over half of these vehicles gave them a cause for concern that warranted further investigation.
The issues found ranged from a change in registration (which could indicate a dodgy past, including unpaid finance – which means that car remains the property of the finance provider, rather than the vendor who sold it). Other issues such as unsafe wear and tear items which are not declared, and accident damage which has been declared dangerous and beyond repair by insurance companies. Clearly it pays for used car buyers to do their homework too.
Fortunately for you, any approved car sold by an authorised Honda Dealer will automatically come with a comprehensive history check, so drivers can buy the car of their dreams without having nightmares in their sleep. The world can often throw you into a situation where you don’t know who to trust, and that’s why we make it easy for you – with our history checks if something doesn’t add up, we will have zero dealings with that car.
DID YOU KNOW? EVERY HONDA APPROVED CAR COMES WITH: