Looking for a used Ford Montrose? No matter how experienced or inexperienced you are when it comes to buying second-hand cars, it’s important to remember the key steps that every self-respecting motorists swears by when scouring the used car market. One of the first things to decide upon is how much you can afford, and to look for cars accordingly. However, it’s always worth remembering that no matter how alluring a car’s price tag is, if it is too expensive to run then you’re bound to face problems later. Once you’ve got a model in mind, you should engage in research to see how many miles to the gallon you can expect to receive, and how much tax and insurance will be.

Financing Your Purchase

It can be a good idea to part-exchange your old car to keep costs down if this option is available. Again, you should get a good idea of how much your existing vehicle is worth to avoid being ripped off. If you cannot part-exchange your old car, you may be able to sell it to help fund your next vehicle, but if this even if isn’t an option you’re likely to be given the choice of buying your next car outright or on finance. Most dealerships offer pleasing finance terms, but always read the small print to ensure that the terms are fair and that you have understood them fully.

Referencing and Used Cars

Whether you’re buying from a private seller or a dealer it can be wise to pay a small amount of money out for a car history check. This will inform you as to whether the car has ever been written-off, reported stolen and whether it has existing finance left on it or not. You should ask to cross-reference the details on the log book and never be afraid to ask to be put in touch with previous owners to find out more about the car before you hand over your cash. You should also only view a used Ford Montrose in daylight so you can make a good assessment on the condition of the car, and always take a test drive before you finalise anything.

Find a range of second hand Fords at Bridge End Garage. Head to the website today if you’re looking for a Ford Montrose.