Compiled with the help of police, car buying professionals, and even ex-car criminals, AUTOINFO’S used car buyer’s guide is probably the most comprehensive guide to buying a secondhand motor ever written…
Ian Jones is among one of the country’s most successful car dealers. He shares with AUTOINFO his honed and perfected, step-by-step system used when buying stock – it has not let him down in 15 years … After all, if he gets it wrong it’s his livelihood!
Malcolm, a reformed car criminal now advises the car industry and AUTOINFO on car security. A misspent youth saw him involved in all aspects of car crime, from theft to ‘ringing’ (changing a car’s identity), from bodging together insurance write offs, to selling ‘clocked’ vehicles.
Malcolm is definitely the person to advice you on what to look for in the used car markets!
Our guide exposes the secrets and ‘tricks of the trade’ which could save you thousands in a costly mistake when purchasing your next car.
A couple of years ago AUTOINFO undertook an intensive research program. We interviewed senior police officers, car dealers and even those who made their living from car crime.
The guide is broken into 4 easy-to- follow sections with printable checklists:
ON THE PHONE
The first contact you have with the seller of the car will probably be over the phone. You can save yourself a lot of time and wasted viewings by sorting the ‘dogs’ from the genuine article from the comfort of your own home – just by asking the right questions.
HOW TO AVOID AN ACCIDENT DAMAGED CAR
Recent police figures suggest that 1 in 3 cars have a hidden history!
Most cars will have some sort of knock during their life, this is a normal part of driving on today’s busy roads. The problem arises when you’re sold a motor that has been in a bad accident then repaired in a back-street garage and passed off as being ‘straight’.
There’s a lot of money to be made in bodging together a badly damaged vehicle, so unfortunately for you, there are a lot of people at it!
HOW TO AVOID A MILEAGE ADJUSTED CAR
One of the most common car crimes these days is that of winding back the odometer on a high mileage car – ‘clocking’ in the trade. AUTOINFO have researched thoroughly the art of mileage adjustment by talking to those in the know… and we show you exactly how to spot them!!!
HOW TO AVOID A STOLEN VEHICLE
A massive, and growing problem faced today is that of car theft. The odds of buying a stolen car are stacked very high … against you!
AUTOINFO have worked closely with the police force and interviewed criminals to learn what the car thieves are up to. In the course of our information service we will pass on to you, the car buyer, that very valuable knowledge.
We feel that if you know how the criminals work, you know what to look out for!
Just print it out BEFORE you lay out your hard earned money. We promise you’ll be glad you did!
You can always trust the vehicle checking organisations … Can’t You?
There are vehicle checking organisations out there but they ca only go on the information given to them by you and their computers. Unfortunately, there are numerous ways to fool their checks! They don’t have the car in front of them and it’s not their hard-earned cash on the line. The buck stops with you!
Every day you hear horror stories in the media and even down the local pub about even quite savvy people being utterly shafted by some no good, scum bag out to make a fast buck … dishonestly!
With AUTOINFO YOU won’t be one of them!!!
Discover how to spot:
If they want to fight dirty then you have two choices:
1. Lie down and take it.
2. Fight them on their terms.
It’s up to you!!!