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Used Car Sales for Birmingham

How did we ever manage without these location focused used car websites. These are the best that we have found to help you find second hand cars around Birmingham and West Midlands

They are all preconfigured with their cars automatically focused on your location. All the major brands - listed by distance from B12. Find a Ford, VW, Vauxhall, Mercedes, Renault, Toyota, Peugeot, BMW, Audi, Honda, Land Rover, Nissan.
The first and still one of the best Used Car Sales websites. There are lots of new and used cars for you to see around Birmingham and West Midlands

You can of course sell your car through the site!

Excellent video full of Car Buying Hints and Tips

As good as Ebay but cooler - with no bidding of course!
An excellent new generation car website with lots of cars with 30 miles of Birmingham
EBAYCrop.jpgThe Ebay car site is fast, clear, intuitive and shows cars in miles away from your location. It has to be one of the best - especially if you like bidding for things!

Go and see New and Used Cars for Sale around Birmingham

Fortwill Car Sales Ltd

424-430 Garrison Ln, Birmingham B9 4NS, UK

This has lots of cars which include manual and automatic. New learners can buy it from there as they could drive more with second hand cars and when they are good at driving then could change it

Alisons Cars

100 Manor Farm Rd, Birmingham B11 2HX, UK – 0121 448 0911

i just bought a car from Alisons and it was what i expected, they were very nice and helpful. offered me 3 months warranty but I couldn't drive the car back to Rugby cause i had delays getting the insurance, so they offered to bring the car to me and that was very nice of them. i know people have different views and opinions but i had a great buying experience with Alisons cars. and will strongly recommend to friends an family.

Worth a look if you're buying a new car. Picked up a tidy looking motor for a decent price just over a month - so far so good. A couple of minor issues picked up after a service were promptly covered by Alison's themselves as they were outside of the warranty, no questions asked. Imran's been really helpful in getting everything sorted out, so cheers for that.

Ian Farrell Motor Company

291 Shaftmoor Ln, Birmingham B28 8SL, UK – 0121 702 2890

Came back after many years to buy another car from Ian Farrell motors as have always had good reliable service in the past. This time they surpassed my expectations. Sold us a very decent car at a very realistic price and turn around from purchase to delivery was just amazing. Nothing was too much trouble. Stuart was very accommodating and just did everything needed to sort us out. Very pleased. Very pleased indeed.

Pleasant and helpful. Reasonable selection of used cars - no bangers! Prices reasonable for good condition vehicles.

What are you rights when your buy a used car?
The Citizen's Advice Bureau have an excellent and comprehensive section on their website. If you find something wrong after purchasing a used car It’s worth knowing that you’ll still have legal rights even if you don’t do the proper checks. If there’s something wrong with your used car you may have a legal right to a repair or some or all of your money back.

Make sure a trader is trustworthy
If you’re buying from a trader look for an established firm with links to trade associations like the Retail Motor Industry Federation or a sign that says they follow The Motor Ombudsman's code of practice look for a trader with cars inspected by an independent engineer or motoring organisations.

Buying from an auction
Auctions are the riskiest way of buying a used car as you probably won’t have the legal protection that you have buying through a trader. Ensure that you read the auction house’s T and Cs before buying a car.

Check a car’s history

Check the car’s details with the DVLA
  • Ask the seller for the car’s registration number
  • MOT test number
  • mileage
  • make and model
Use the DVLA’s free online vehicle information checker to make sure what the seller tells you matches the DVLA’s records.

Check the MOT and history
You should check that MOT tests have been done regularly throughout the car’s history. Check this on GOV.UK. This is a free service.

Get a private history check.
These will cost up to £20 – but they can be worth it! This will give you valuable information about serious problems the car might have including if:
the car has been stolen
the seller still owes money on the car
the car has been in a serious accident
the car is showing the correct mileage
the car has been written off

Inspect the car and take a test drive
You should arrange to view the car in daylight, preferably when it’s dry - it’s harder to spot damage to the car if it’s wet. It’s a good idea to meet at a private seller’s house so that if something goes wrong after you’ve bought the car, you’ll have a record of their address.

The AA has a useful checklist for what to look out for when inspecting a used car and its paperwork. Make sure you ask about the car’s service history.

Always take the car for a test drive.
Drive for at least 15 minutes on different types of road. The AA has a checklist for what to look out for when taking a test drive. If you’re still not sure - get an independent report
However, you can go a step further and get an independent report on the car. This will give you detailed information about the car’s condition and will cost around £100 to £200 an are available from motoring organisations like the AA

The Motor Ombudsman - Call 0345 241 3008


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