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Used Car Buying – An Introduction

Buying a secondhand car requires a certain level of savvy shopping. Not only is it important to find a good deal, but you also need to ensure that the model you’re buying is of the highest standard and manufacturer approved. At Gates Ford, we sell the best range of Approved Used models and endeavour to provide great customer service and professionalism to help you make the right choice when buying a used car.

Through Gates, you can find an array of information on how to buy a secondhand car. As experts in used car sales, we can advise on buying from a dealership and private sellers, as well as buying a used car at auction. Whether you go online or keep your eyes on the forecourts, do your research first. Gates can advise on what to look for when buying a used car, from costs to mileage. In our used car section, you’ll find top tips for deciding when to buy a used car and specific information on the Ford brands, including the four best-value used Ford cars.

As well as purchasing, we can advise on used-car maintenance to help you make the most out of your model and reduce depreciation. Gates has an aftercare centre for all of your servicing needs, and we can provide guidance on modifying a used car to suit your needs, whether it be for Motability purposes or other reasons. To ensure that you are getting a great deal for every part of the process when buying a used car, we can also suggest where to find the best insurance for used cars.

Gates provide a price-check guarantee, including minimum breakdown cover and a full warranty for a whole year. We have an excellent relationship with Ford HQ, so you can rest assured that each of our models meets Ford Approved Standards.

As one of the biggest dealerships in Hertfordshire, Essex & Middlesex, Gates Ford can help you find the best car for you.