Car Buying Advice

Buying a new used car is one of the biggest investments we make in our life. Choosing the right vehicle, for the right price is essential. But how do you know what you are getting yourself into? Buying a car from a dealership is no guarantee that there isn’t a hidden history on that vehicle. So how can you trust someone selling a car on Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree? Luckily, there are a few things you can do prior the purchase to eliminate unwanted surprises and therefore save yourself a headache. Read our guides below on how and what to check when buying a car from Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree.

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Best used car websites in the UK 2020

Buying a used car online can have you wondering where exactly to start. But don’t worry, we’ve reviewed the best used car websites.

Car Guide is here not only to save you from a bad purchase but also to help you save money. Here are our top money-saving tips for buying a used car. 

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How to get a free vehicle history check

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Found a car on Gumtree? Find out the safe way to go through with the purchase.

How to history check a car from Gumtree
How to check the history of a used car

Doing your homework is essential when buying a used car, so make sure looks aren’t the only thing you consider.

Checking the MOT history of a vehicle is one way to prevent yourself from falling into any traps.

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Find out if your vehicle is ex-taxi

How do you know if a vehicle has been used as an ex-taxi/private hire?  Car Guide is here to help!

Helpful guidance on how to stay safe buying a car without a V5C.

Buying a car without a logbook
How to history check a car from Facebook Marketplace

Our tips on how to buy a decent used car on Facebook Marketplace without buying a banger.

Have you thought about how to check if there is any outstanding finance on a car?

How to check outstanding finance on a car
Are free car checks useful?

All you have to do is give us the vehicle registration number and we’ll give you the history of the vehicle including mileage history.

When a car is in an accident, insurers may deem it to be a write-off. This can be for a variety of reasons, but most of the time, it is down to the accident being so severe that it is not financially sound to fix the car. When buying a car you can easily check accident damage with a simple history check to give you peace of mind.

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A car check is always advised when buying a car privately, especially off Facebook or Gumtree.

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