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With so many things to remember, knowing what to look for when buying a used car can at times be a daunting task. It can be all the more daunting when you are not just buying a used vehicle, but buying your first car as well. This situation can be exacerbated further if confronted with a seller who is more than willing to take advantage of your vulnerabilities. Fortunately, when you are inspecting a vehicle, many of the basic faults a used car can have are easy to find. As well as our RAC Car Passport vehicle check showing you a car’s history, this guide teaches the simple checks you can make to a car to help you decide whether you want to buy it or not. Once you have successfully bought a new car, selling your old one is easy with our RAC Cars service which allows you to sell your car for free.
Car Bonnet Checks
External Car Checks
Internal Car Checks
Car Paperwork Checks
Getting an RAC Car Passport car data check is quick and easy to do online.
Generate a Buyers Report in 3 simple steps:
Your online report will be generated on-screen.
To prepare a Sellers Report:
Follow the same instructions above. You’ll also need your V5C document to hand (so that we can retrieve your vehicle MOT history) and details of any servicing you’ve carried out on the car.
Book a Vehicle Inspection from just £99 for a comprehensive 218 point check and road-test†.
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