There are so many used cars available in the market that it’s worth taking the time to compare prices. Once you’ve found your favourite, you should definitely give it a thorough inspection – where possible in daylight and fine weather. A test drive is also advisable. If you have little or no experience in evaluating vehicles, the following checklist will help you determine what state the used car is in and whether the asking price is fair.
Two aspects are important when choosing car insurance: the vehicle you want to insure and the scope of cover you feel you need. For a car that is getting a bit old and is therefore not worth much anymore, our experts generally recommend partially comprehensive cover in addition to compulsory third-party liability insurance.
That way, your car is covered for damage due to natural forces, theft, damage caused by martens and collisions involving wild animals. By contrast, collision damage for which the driver is responsible is not covered. Fully comprehensive insurance is needed for that. Fully comprehensive insurance also makes sense if you can’t get by without your car and have no replacement vehicle available if it is written off in an accident.