Buying a used car can be a great way to save money and reduce your impact on the environment. During the last two years, new cars have been slow to arrive in Australia and the pandemic has led to a greater reluctance to catch public transport. This has caused Australia’s second-hand car market to flourish1 with more people considering buying a used car.
However, buying a used car can be a tricky process. In fact, 97% of people we surveyed say they felt some confusion when buying a used car privately2. They told us they were worried about the car’s warranty, whether they’re getting a good deal, and even whether the car they’re planning to buy works properly. With so much to consider, it’s easy to miss important checks, and end up with a car that isn’t what they expected.
Because we are behind you for what’s ahead, we wanted to make things easier, so we’ve put together our Private Buyer's Manual, to help you know what to do when buying a used car privately.
Our manual contains must read tips for buying a used car, from the research stage to inspection and even transferring car registration. Whether you’re buying a car from a stranger, or purchasing from a friend or family member, our Private Buyer's Manual can help support you by providing you with useful information to help you navigate the process.
The manual contains a checklist for buying a used car, and covers:
- How to research the right car for you
- What to look for at a private inspection
- What to do when you’re ready to purchase