What to do to buy a second-hand car

Finding a good second-hand car is not easy, but neither is it impossible. And here we are going to give you the key steps so that you can do it without problems.

What to look at in a second-hand car

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The first thing is to find the second-hand car you want.

And then you will have to take a look at the condition of the vehicle. Is the car more dented than a mountain road?

Check the engine, the body, the interior, and everything you can think of.

The best thing if you can afford it is to take a trusted mechanic for him to see.

But if you can't, you have to trust your gut, if you see or think something is wrong, don't buy it.

What do they ask you to finance a second-hand car

If you are going to finance your purchase, prepare to show your financial stability. You will need your last salary receipts, a decent credit history and, of course, a valid ID, like your driver's license.

What a guarantee a second-hand car has

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If the purchase of the second-hand car is between individuals, the car will have a mandatory minimum guarantee of six months from the formalization of the purchase (according to the Civil Code and Royal Decree-Law 7/2021).

And if the purchase is from professionals, the minimum warranty term is one year, as long as the seller and the buyer agree. If they are not, the general term is two years.

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