Are sellers hiding something?

Lots of people in the UK want to find a great deal on the second hand car market. There are plenty of chances to do that too. Whether it is a daily runner, a family friendly SUV, or something more fun like a classic sportscar, you can find it. Car brokers can help too, supporting dealers and buyers.


Car brokersThe big thing about buying anything second hand is there is a degree of trust. The buyer is trusting the seller to be honest about what they are offering. In many cases there won’t be a problem. Sadly though, there is the chance everything won’t be above board.

Data from Citizens Advice claims they get as many as 4,400 requests a month from buyers who are unhappy with a car. They typically want advice about their rights. So, there is definitely a fair few unscrupulous sellers out there.

The thing to keep in mind here is buyers do have rights. You should look at the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to check. If you buy from a second hand dealer, you typically also have the right to refuse within 30 days if the vehicle has a fault you weren’t aware of when buying. It can mean you are able to get a full refund. However, you don’t have this right if you buy directly from a private seller.

What to look for?

One of the best things about working with car brokers is they can help to spot faults with vehicles. This can be very useful for second hand car buyers, including dealers.

There are several key things to look for, particularly when it comes to the condition of the vehicle. Any sign of rust should make you instantly wary. Plus, take the time to inspect the bodywork. If there is any misalignment, it can show there has been a poor quality repair. Bad smells, especially burning, is a sure sign there is an issue too.

It is also important to check the paintwork. Like with a house, some sellers may literally try to paint over the cracks. This can hide little bits of damage like scrapes and dings. In some cases it can also show there has been a larger repair. Plus, if the paint is generally bad, the vehicle might not have been cared for.

Finally, always check the paperwork and records. It is a major red flag if there is anything missing. You want to be able to track the whole history of the car, including MOTs and repairs. If the details the DLVA has don’t match, there might be a serious issue.

Finally, always be careful if the seller is unwilling to share information or is pushing hard for a sale. Some do the latter when they know they are trying to ship a dodgy vehicle.

Do you want to learn more about car brokers?

So many people are looking for good second hand cars in the UK that it can put a lot of pressure on dealers. Many have to get some extra help to source the vehicles they need to fill their forecourts and find buyers the vehicles they want. This is where brokers come in. They can search high and low for cars and then facilitate deals. Some also support individual buyers who want help searching for vehicles.

As you can see, there is a really interesting business opportunity here. Car brokers can earn healthy commission for finding cars for clients. We can give you the perfect tools to start your business. The full broker package is very affordable and gives you a discount on individual modules. However, if you prefer to pick and choose, you can buy individual ones too.

So, learn more by browsing our website or contact us.