• Published: 6 April 2022

People are now starting to appreciate the benefits of buying a used car rather than a new one. When buying, you still need to go the extra mile to find the perfect vehicle. Looking in the right place is a great starting point. A car dealership offers many benefits in which a private seller does not.

More Choice

Buying a used car through a private seller might seem all well and good, until you have to drive half way across the country to even look at it. A dealership offers a wide range of options and gives the chance to compare and test drive various models from different manufacturers. 

More Time

In addition to gaining a greater level of choice, a used car dealer gives you more time to consider your decision. If you are set on a vehicle, you can usually ask the dealer for 48 hours to make a decision. When using a private seller, they are unlikely to afford this opportunity. Even if the car you like is sold by the dealer, they can point you towards the next best solution. This removes a great deal of pressure, which also helps you make the decision with a clear mind.

Higher Quality Cars

When looking at the private used car marketplace, the majority of vehicles will be quite old. And those that are relatively new probably have an issue with them. While a dealership has older cars too, finding quality vehicles is easier. Additionally dealerships must declare and repair all known defects. This way the purchaser knows everything about their selected vehicle. Assuring them they’re getting the best deal.

Finance Options

If you are buying from a private seller, the harsh reality is that instant payments are the only option. When finding the money in full isn’t possible, it essentially rules out the purchase altogether. With a used car dealership, you’ll have lots of options.

Those options can include making monthly repayments. Moreover, the ability to get a car loan  with a small deposit opens the door to new opportunities too. Additionally, this is great news for your bank balance.

Greater Buyer Protection

When buying a used car, there are a number of risks that need to be accounted for. Most of them relate to the quality of the vehicle. However, those problems are far greater when making a private purchase. Dealerships, however, are legally bound to ensure that used vehicles are fit for purpose. So, you can be sure that it has been checked over. Besides, when choosing our used car dealership in Norwich, you’ll also know that we have a reputation to uphold. Also, in the rare situation that a problem does surface, you can contact us to discuss the problem.

Sell Your Old Car Too

Unless you are a first time buyer, it’s very likely that you’ll be looking to sell your old car too. The private seller isn’t likely to buy it from you, meaning you suddenly have to worry about two transactions rather than one.  At a dealership, you can sell your car directly to us on a part-exchange. There are many benefits of doing this, and not only because the sale can be used to offset the new purchase. It also saves you a lot of time and paperwork. For convenience as well as financial outcomes, this is the way to go.

Buying Support

While you most likely have a pretty good idea of what car you’d like, a dealer can help you discover the car you need. After all, they are experts in the field and want to make you happy. Sometimes, opting for a different model to the one you initially considered can make all the difference. The dealer will spend time discussing your driving habits, requirements, and personal tech preferences. You’ll always have the opportunity to test drive a vehicle before committing to a purchase while there is no pressure to buy. You won’t get that with private sales. With the support of an expert on your side, you can find a winning solution. 

 

Looking to buy a new car? Head over to our used car search. 

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Transport For London

Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

Minimum emission standards

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

Information from Transport For London

Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/check-your-vehicle/

Spencers Car Sales

At Spencers Car Sales we charge an admin fee of £50 when you purchase a used vehicle from us. The admin fee pays towards the preparation of your new car, to make sure it’s safe and immaculate when you drive it away.

Admin fee is charged as listed below:

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