Tips on Buying a Used Car in NZ

Buying a used car in New Zealand might prove to be quite a daunting task, especially if you are a first timer. Navigating through the process of purchasing a used car is not as simple as it might seem, especially if you have no one to help you. Fortunately, we are here for you with some important tips on how to buy your first used car in NZ.

- Take your time: remember to always take your time when shopping for used cars. You need to carefully examine every aspect of the car, not just what the reseller wants you to look at.

- Inspect the car when the weather is sunny: it has been proven that it is easier to see the car’s real condition when the weather outside is sunny.

- Old and cheap is definitely not good: the older and the cheaper the car, the bigger problems it might hide under the hood. Be wary of engine wear and tear and make sure to check its parts for additional strain.

- Take a magnet with you to check for hidden repairs.

- Bring a friend with you who has experience with cars and can determine if buying a certain vehicle is good for you.

- Understand car finance: in case you prefer loans to cash, buying your car on finance is the obvious choice for you. You are not alone here – over 80% of car buyers in New Zealand buy their first used car on finance.

-  History check: you need to learn as much as possible about the car history before buying it. We at Tony Hammond Motors are one of the best car dealers in Tauranga because we always provide you with a free history check. Select your favorite car from this list: and we will tell you everything about its history. 

- Insurance: once you have made a choice, it is time to consider insuring your car. You can either choose comprehensive car insurance or third-party insurance. Whatever you choose, make sure to select a trustworthy insurer that pays for your car in case you have an accident

- Know the paperwork: when buying a used car, it is paramount to know what kind of documents you need. For instance, you need to get from the buyer a warranty of fitness, a consumer information notice, a certificate of registration, a sales agreement, a loan agreement, a change of ownership document and an insurance policy, if applicable. 

Tony Hammond Motors - Choose the Best 

Now that you know how to find the right used car for you, it is time to find the best dealer. Tony Hammond Motors has one of the biggest car yards in Tauranga, offering a wide variety of used cars in Tauranga.

With more than 30 years of experience in the motor industry, we are well versed in helping young and old drivers alike to find the right used car for their needs. If you want to buy the best used cars in Tauranga, search for your right vehicle here and enjoy On the Spot finance and a wide variety of warranty options.

Contact our friendly team to make a booking!

 07 578 5488

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