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Used Car Sales for Durham

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 Durham and County Durham

They are all preconfigured with their cars automatically focused on your location. All the major brands - listed by distance from DH1. 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 Durham and County Durham

You can of course sell your car through the site!

Excellent video full of Car Buying Hints and Tips

An excellent new generation car website with lots of cars with 30 miles of Durham
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 Durham


M & S Motorcycles, Finchale Road, Durham DH1 5HL, UK – 0191 384 4044

Bought a couple of cars from BMS. Found them both decent quality. And would recommend give this dealer a look. Very helpful and great motors You won't get a better Any where else

Recently bought a car from BMS, pleasure to deal with. Would definitely recommend them for a quality used car. Ged was a pleasure to do business with and helped me sort out a minor problem with the car.

A690 Specialist Car

Belmont Bridge, Durham DH1 1LU, UK – 0191 384 0070

Always great service from the team! Professional friendly and don't rip you off!

Excellent service from first visit to the day I collected my new vehicle, a lot better than dealng with a main dealer. Thank you Kieran and Phil a pleasure to do business with you.

Fred Henderson Ltd

Langley Bridge Garage, Langley Moor, Durham DH7 8JZ, UK – 0191 384 6319

What a pleasure it was to deal with a real genuine family business, picked up a BMW M5, and got a great price for my part exchange. All aspects of deal were carried out in a professional manner, with no pressure what so ever. Would recommend to anyone to give them a visit. Paul, Colin and David spent lots of time making sure all was well, and made me feel relaxed about the whole thing. Not many business's like this left. All the best guys.

When I moved to Durham thirty years ago, neighbours said there was just one garage to go to. “Fred’s!” In a sector with more than its fair share of rogues, Fred Henderson’s stands apart as a family business that gives good, reliable service at a fair price. One gets the feeling that the whole staff are part of a wider family and they take pride in their work and looking after their customer’s vehicles. The business thrives on returning regular customers and the way to achieve that is honest and open work and giving customers confidence that their vehicle is properly maintained.

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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