For many Australian motorists, buying a used car is not something to relish, and some would say it is fraught with risk, after all, a used car is very much an unknown quantity, and buying a second hand car from a private seller offers you no guarantees. This is not to suggest that the private seller is intending to sell you something that is not in good condition, but they may not be aware that the car has an issue, which is just one of the reasons what it makes sense to approach a reputable dealer when looking for a second hand vehicle.

Dealership Reputation

Any new car dealership would normally accept used cars as a part payment for a new model, and these vehicles are put up for resale on their forecourt, but before that happens, the used car is given a thorough inspection, and any issues would be first rectified prior to the dealer giving their seal of approval. Having thoroughly overhauled the car, the dealer is confident enough to issue a warranty, which gives the customer an added sense of security. Whether you are looking for used cars in Sydney or Melbourne, a Google search will bring up a list of car dealers, and you can browse at your leisure until you find something that warrants a more detailed look. If you like what you see, get yourself down to their showroom where you can test drive the car and ask about things like service history and how many owners the vehicle has had.

Dealer’s Warranty

This is only as good as the dealer’s reputation, and by ensuring that the car dealer has been in business for at least a few years, you are going a long way towards protecting yourself against a bad purchase. It certainly is not in the dealer’s interest to have an unhappy customer, especially if they have worked hard to earn their good reputation. One such dealer can be found in Lidcombe, a Sydney suburb, where there is a wide range of quality cars waiting for a new owner.

Peace of Mind

Imagine spending a couple of thousand dollars for a used car on Sunday and having the bottom fall out of the engine a few days later! Unfortunately, this scenario does happen and should the new owner not have a warranty, then they are responsible for any repairs that need to be carried out. Sold as seen means just that, and while a car might look and sound like it’s healthy, there is always a chance that something could go wrong as soon as you take possession, and if the car has a dealership warranty, they would be responsible for any repair costs for the duration of the warranty, which is usually a specified mileage point or period of time.

With the car dealer’s seal of approval, you can be sure that the vehicle has been thoroughly examined and any issues prompty deal with, and with a used car, it doesn’t get any better than that.