Used Car FAQ's

Are used cars reliable?

All pre-owned models available from Wessex Garages are given a thorough multi-point inspection by an experienced team of technicians to ensure that there’s no mechanical issues affecting performance. As such, you can be confident in the reliability provided by our pre-owned vehicles.

What used car should I buy?

Depending on your budget and requirements, there’s no single answer to this question. Ensure you look at all your options and take into consideration such issues as running costs, interior space requirements, insurance costs and more.

Where can I buy used cars?

Here are Wessex Garages, we have a huge selection of used cars for you to purchase from our dealerships in Bristol, Cardiff, Gloucester, and Newport. Take a look at our listings today to learn more.

How to find used cars near me?

Finding the best used car for you is simple thanks to our search tool. Simply enter your location in our tool and search for models within a specific distance.

What used car can I afford?

We’re able to help you secure financing for your used car purchase so, regardless of your current budget, we’ll be able to help you invest in the car of your choice. Speak to our sales advisors today to learn more.

What is a good mileage for a second hand car?

The fewer miles on the clock of a used car the better. That said, an average of 12,000 miles per year should be expected, so if you’re looking at a model that is, say, five years old, try to look at options with no more than 60,000 miles covered.

How much does a used car cost on average?

It’s not easy to calculate exactly how much a used car should cost, mainly because there are many factors to take into account such as original ticket price, depreciation, mileage, vehicle condition, and service history. As such, you should shop around and compare prices for similar models to ensure you’re getting a good deal.

What is the cheapest car to insure?

Affordable vehicle insurance should be a key consideration when purchasing a car. By understanding which insurance group your vehicle is in, you can determine the likely cost of a premium. The insurance groups run from 1-50, with the lower end denoting models that are cheaper to insure.

Which cars last the longest?

The enduring nature of a vehicle depends, mainly, on how well it is looked after and the quality of the construction. By purchasing a model from a renowned manufacturer, conducting annual vehicle servicing, and ensuring that you drive sensibly and efficiently, you can look forward to many years’ motoring.

How do I find out what my car is worth?

Our vehicle valuation tool enables you to determine the likely value of your vehicle should you decide to sell. Try it today or contact the team at Wessex Garages for more details.

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