July 22, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Are Used Cars Reliable?

A common thought that's common with people who are looking to buy a car is if used cars are reliable enough to make it worthwhile. Buying cars can be an incredibly confusing and potentially stressful process which is understandable. Vehicles are a huge investment and when it comes to where you're putting your money, you want to know that you're making the right choice. 


It's forgivable if you're not familiar with cars in terms of how they work or knowing if a used car will be worth it. There is a common misconception with used cars as a lot of people think that the only reason cars are sold is because they are unreliable or just a bad car to drive. This isn't the case was most cars however since a lot of cars enter the used market because of other reasons like the previous owner wanting upgrading to a bigger engine, or changing for a different style of car for practicality. 


A frequent fear of first time car buyers are that used cars are just older cars that have been run into the ground. This often isn't the case however as cars are much more versatile than people think. With regular servicing and maintenance, a used car can be just as reliable as a brand new car since cars can be maintained to run just as well as any other car. 

There are more ways than one to gain peace of mind when buying a used car. Making sure you're buying with a reputable dealership is the most important step since they'll be able to back their service as well as the cars they're offering. Take a look at the dealerships experience as well as how long they've been in business. This often shows how well a company has dealt with customers previously, as businesses offering poor quality services and products don't tend to last the test of time. 

Services & Warranty:


If you're shopping with a reliable dealership like Leeway Motor Company, they will ensure that everything mechanically with the vehicle is sound. With every vehicle that enters and leaves our showroom, we make sure they're checked to the highest standard. This includes a full pre-delivery inspection, a brand new MOT, HPI certificate print out, vehicle history and MOT check, service and full valet. 


If you're looking for further reassurance when you buy a used car, we can offer you additional peace of mind with a wide range of extended warranties offered in conjunction with our partner, Customer Protect - part of Auto Protect, one of the UK's leaders in warranty-related products and services. All of our retail vehicles come with a 3 month warranty however you can choose to extend this to a 12 or 24 month policy to suit your individual needs. This can get rid of any worries or doubts you may have if you're interested in purchasing a used car. If you require more information on warranty options available please talk to a member of our sales team.