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Tips for Buying a Used Convertible
Nov07

Tips for Buying a Used Convertible

Sometimes getting a good deal simply depends on the what time of the year you are buying.  Convertibles tend to be more expensive during the summer months but Winter is a great time to snap up a bargain, before you take the plunge we have some buying tips writes Suzanne Keane 1) Buying a used convertible is like buying any other car, but with a convertible pay particular attention to the roof and its operation particularly the seal....

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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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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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How to import a used car from the UK
Jul06

How to import a used car from the UK

Importing a car from the UK can mean serious savings if you do your research. Laura Keane guides you through some easy steps  Even with extortionate VRT fees here you can often pick up a really good bargain up north or across the pond. If you haven’t done it before it can all seem a bit daunting, but it need not be if you do your research and are well prepared.  Here are my tips to importing a car: Log onto the VRT website and...

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10 quick checks when buying a used car
Mar23

10 quick checks when buying a used car

If you are thinking about purchasing a used car here are 10 quick checks you can do  writes Geraldine Herbert Tyres – Make sure there is plenty of tread left, and that the wear is even across them; and don’t forget the spare. Wheels – Check the wheels carefully for any marks or scuffs caused by kerbing. Windscreen – Ensure there are no cracks that could lead to an NCT failure. Lights – Ensure that all the lights are working and that...

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