New and even cooked-up car owners are often scared to buy a used car. As the saying goes, if not new – then trash destined. Is that true? Not quite. A used car is often the only way for many to have their first automobile.

And to be afraid of having the first one is surely an exaggeration. So when you need a car, you need a car. Still, you should know what to look for. We’ll show now you how a used car is bought so that you’re on the safe side!

If it’s your first car, ask yourself, what’s it good for? Is it your go on vacation car, for example? As a rule of thumb, it is very difficult to deliver a piece of general advice in this context… Be specific. The tastes and preferences are too many – so similar and yet so different at the same time.

There are many useful resources on the Internet, where you can start searching. There is still the flip side of the coin – if the car is in order, this is usually taken for granted.

That’s why such reviews are plentiful … but what use are they when you take them at face value? In other words, if most car owners write on the same model that their rear suspension is knocking, it means it really knocks. Yet, if you show a little restraint, the results are often quite nice looking.

Claim for Professional Repair

  • Insurance for a used car will entitle you to a professional repair of defective components, provided they are covered by the insurance.
  • The insurance is recommended if you want to extend the manufacturer’s warranty for your purchase. The manufacturer’s warranty after the purchase of new cars usually ensures a free repair of defects within the first two to seven years.
  • Use the protection as guarantee insurance after buying a used car within one to two years.
  • Criteria for the conclusion of the insurance are, for example, the age of the vehicle, its mileage, and engine performance.


A good choice is still a car with less than 100,000 kilometers, with a valid warranty. It is also a plus if the car was bought by an authorized dealer with all the papers got together, and the seller is the one and only owner. If you want a car that is not older than 5 years, make a price comparison with new cars of the same type from the dealership.

Now you know more or less exactly the market price – based on age, engine type, gearbox location, equipment, condition and so on. Look at the used car prices that are older than the ones you want to buy. Then you have the idea of for how much your car can be sold later. Write down what can be negotiated, check the business book and get started.


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