You can find your next used cars at Automart.co.za by using the search function on the website to find exactly what you are looking for.
The beauty of the Automart website is that you can choose how specific you want to be when searching for a used car. If you know exactly what you want, you can refine your search to include type of car (sedan, hatchback, SUV, bakkie, etc.), make, model, year, mileage, price and other specifications. If you are less certain, you can simply browse through the latest used cars on offer until you find what you are looking for. You can also choose a specific location or province. Choosing a car from your area makes the transaction a lot smoother as you won’t have to travel to collect the car.
It is best to first establish a budget of how much money you can afford to spend on the car. This will be one of the major factors in refining your search. You can set the price parameter in the search function so that you only view cars within your price range.
Because there is such a wide range of cars listed on the website, refining your search as much as you can helps you to save a lot of time in your car hunt. The most important factors when choosing a car are location and price range. If you are prepared to travel to fetch your car, then a countrywide search is an option.
Tips on buying and selling used cars at Automart.co.za
- Buying from a private dealer is usually cheaper than buying from a dealer, but can be more risky as the vehicle could be stolen, it may not actually belong to the seller (it could be a bank or hire purchase), or the vehicle may not have been well looked after or have a warranty (it may not have been services regularly, and the tyres may not have been aligned and changed).
- If the vehicle is not as it is described, you are able to sue for losses.
- Watch out for dodgy dealers who pose as private sellers to sell off pricey or damaged vehicles.
- Buying from a dealer is usually the easiest and safest way of buying allowing for maximum protection of the law.
- Dealers can work with major finance houses to help you arrange financing for your vehicle.
- Check if the vehicle has undergone a quality checking scheme.
- Check if the used car has been checked by the AA and ask to see the report. If the vehicle has not been checked, you can negotiate with the dealer to have a check arranged.
- Sell the items on your terms; don’t agree to drive long distances or compromise on your convenience.
- Make sure you vehicle is cleaned and ready to be sold with a full valet.
- Prepare the service history and other relevant documents.
- You need original documents showing proof of ownership.
- Make yourself available to potential buyers by providing your phone number and accommodating extra phone calls or viewings of the car.
- Keep receipts for any repairs or parts that have been replaced as proof that the car has been well maintained.
When buying used car online, there are a number of red alerts that should register on your radar:
- Look out for the same phone number in various ads- this could be a dealer pretending to be a private seller.
- A deal that sounds too good to be true; if it sounds too good to be true, it is too good to be true.
- Always buy from a dealer of firm with a good reputation.
- If a buyer seems too keen to buy a used vehicle from you and doesn’t ask about the condition or price, beware!
- The more complicated a deal, the more likely it is a scam.