Questions To Ask A Used Car Dealer Before Purchasing From Them

Questions To Ask A Used Car Dealer Before Purchasing From Them


It goes without saying that there are lots of used car dealers in Plymouth, not to mention independent sellers too, and when you’re searching for a car to purchase, it can be incredibly difficult to know who to trust. Investing in a luxury vehicle can be incredibly exciting, even if it is second-hand/used, and the last thing you want to do is purchase from the wrong car dealer and end up with a car that is nothing but trouble.


Even if you know which car you’re looking for, whether it is a used Audi or a used Porsche, you need to ensure that you can trust the used car dealer before you go ahead and hand over your money as well as potentially your current vehicle. For this reason, it is beneficial to get to know the used car dealers in Plymouth whilst browsing the luxury vehicles that they have to offer, this will, in turn, provide you with the information you need to feel comfortable purchasing from them. So, when you’re next browsing for a luxury car, ensure you ask the following questions.


How long have you been working with used luxury vehicles?


When buying a car, it is always beneficial to know how long dealers have been working with luxury vehicles. Of course, the longer it has been, the more they’re likely to know about the cars and how they work. This, in turn, will then go on to benefit you too. Here at Specialist Vehicles Plymouth, we have been established for over 20 years, which just proves our high levels of expertise in working with used luxury vehicles.


Do you do any work on the cars before selling them?


You may want to find out how the dealer got the luxury vehicle you’re interested in and also if they’ve undertaken any work on it since it’s been in their ownership. Ideally, they should have at least fixed any faults and undertaken something like a full HPI check or a multipoint inspection. Here at Specialist Vehicles, we have a very rigorous pre-sale preparation process to ensure that the vehicle is at the highest standards possible before it leaves the forecourt. 


Are there finance options available?


If you’re open to exploring different financing options then make sure you ask about these before you start looking at the luxury cars available from the dealer. You might also want to ask whether they offer part exchange services too.


What other services do you offer?


When purchasing a used luxury vehicle, or any vehicle for the matter, of course you’re going to need regular MOTs and services. For this reason, it is worthwhile asking if the dealer also offers these services. Many like to buy from someone they can trust with these other services too. At Specialist Vehicles Plymouth, we do not only carry out car servicing, but we also offer extensive diagnostic services - including air conditioning maintenance.


Do you provide any warranties with the vehicle?


It is so important to ask about warranty when purchasing a used luxury vehicle and this one factor can be make or break. Ideally, all vehicles should come with a comprehensive warranty as standard and this proves that the dealer is selling quality vehicles without known faults.


Purchasing from a used car dealer in Plymouth


All in all, taking the time to ask the questions above and finding out more about the many used car dealers in Plymouth will undeniably make it easier for you to choose the best possible company to purchase from. You may also find it beneficial to view our 5 star AutoTrader reviews from previous customers, these are one of the best ways to get a feel for a company as a whole as well as the quality of the luxury vehicles and customer service they provide.


When you’re searching for a used car dealer in Plymouth, be sure to visit the Specialist Vehicles website and sales centre. Here at Specialist Vehicles, we are proud to offer a vast range of highly prepared and individually selected prestige vehicles to our customers and you can guarantee that they are all priced realistically and competitively too. Of course, we will happily answer all of the questions above and provide you with any additional information you require about us as a company or the cars we sell. Don’t hesitate to get in touch today to speak to a member of our friendly team.