If you are looking to buy a used car, it’s advisable to check the service and MOT history of the vehicle. Knowing if there are any outstanding MOT Advisory notes for the car will help you to make an informed purchase decision, and perhaps will open up negotiations to buy at a better price if advisories do exist.
If buying a used car, and particularly if the car has had multiple previous owners, you may like to run an independent check yourself. It pays to be vigilant as clocked cars are big business for fraudsters, and even if the car service documentation provided matches the odometer reading, it is still advisable to check MOT history for peace of mind and so you can be sure the documentation is genuine.
DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) makes an electronic record of every MOT test since 2005 and provides an easy to use online MOT Check where you just need the car registration and make (from 2005 only).
The AA have also made this a simple process through the launch of Automyze, an online system which records MOT and service history for any UK car registration – and it’s free to use! Sign up to Automyze here.
If you would like further advice on buying a used car, or are indeed looking to buy a used car from a reputable dealer, Foster & Heanes near Fleet, Hampshire has some great deals on offer for second-hand cars, all are sold with a 3 month warranty and have had the necessary checks.
For further information on MOT, garage services or car sales at Foster & Heanes, please visit www.fosterandheanesltd.co.uk or call 01252 615657.