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The eight most important questions to ask when buying a used car
Sep10

The eight most important questions to ask when buying a used car

Sellers have a legal responsibility to give you accurate and truthful answers so ensure you ask the right questions  writes Geraldine Herbert When buying from a private seller you do not have the same consumer rights as you do when buying a car from dealership,  it is very much a case of ‘buyer beware. However it is  an offence for a seller to withhold or provide misleading information about the car  so with this in mind  there are...

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How to avoid buying a clocked car
Jul06

How to avoid buying a clocked car

It is estimated that clocking costs  €9bn across the EU and around €60m in Ireland annually writes Geraldine Herbert What is car clocking and how easy is it to do it? ‘Clocking’ is a term used to describe the process of reducing a car’s recorded mileage, helping it to appear more attractive to prospective buyers. With modern cars it can simply mean plugging in a laptop into the central computer under the bonnet. With older...

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How to spot a flood damaged car
Jun22

How to spot a flood damaged car

Cars and water don’t mix so always check for flood damage when buying a second hand car writes Geraldine Herbert From the outside there may be no signs of flood damage so here are a few things you need to check Always do a history check on any car you are thinking of buying but remember if the damage was not reported to an insurance company there may be no record of flood damage. Smell inside the car. Even if the car has been...

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Jag yourself a Classic – Some tips for Classic Car Buying
Mar05

Jag yourself a Classic – Some tips for Classic Car Buying

If you want to drive something special then nothing beats a classic car it seems says Geraldine Herbert A stylish classic car needn’t cost a fortune so if you fancy taking the plunge remember a little homework and patience will save you money in the long run. Here are our top ten tips for buying a vintage/classic car 1)    Set yourself a budget and consult price guides in classic car magazines to determine what you can afford to...

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Buying your first car
Dec05

Buying your first car

What you should think about when buying your first car; Suzanne Keane has some advice If you’ve never driven before choosing your first car can be a nightmare. Of course it’s important to take driving lessons from a professional but if you want plenty of practise before your test it’s always useful to have your own set of wheels. 1 – Don’t Supersize it Unless you’re planning on travelling long...

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Used Car Finance
Nov17

Used Car Finance

What finance options are available for purchasing that “nearly new” vehicle? We’ve gathered details of some of the offers currently available writes Suzanne Keane Skoda dealers nationwide are offering an amazing 0% Hire Purchase finance on 2012-2017 used Skoda models until the 30 th November. Skoda also offer an approved used cars programme where cars undergo 100 individual checks where any faults are repaired. These cars are then...

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