Tips for buying your next car

If you’re in the market for your next car, you might be wondering where to start or even be feeling overwhelmed with how much choice there is. Fear not, we know your struggle and we have put together our top tips to help you in your search.


When you start your search, you need to have a good idea what size vehicle you’re looking for. Whether you have a whole family to taxi around Liverpool or it’s just you and the cats, your requirements will be very different.

Keep that in mind during the course of your search as it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of car shopping and you can lose sight of the end goal.


Following on from size, purpose matters too. Will you be using the car to commute? Or will you be using it to nip to the shops? What you require your vehicle for will very much depend on what kind of car you go for and in turn how much you will be spending on it.

Mileage and priorities

Are you looking for a car with low mileage or are you less bothered by the number on the clock? Consider your priorities and whether mileage is one of them along with these other factors. Are you keen to have top tech in there or would you rather a basic model? Have you got a list of wants and needs in mind? This is a useful tool to get clear in your mind on what you are looking for. While you may not find a car with them all in, it helps you organise your thoughts ahead of vising the showroom.


Set a clear budget and stick to it. Whether it’s an overall cost or a monthly finance figure, it is so important that you stick to your guns. Getting carried away can result in costly monthly payments and you need to be sure you can keep up with them.

If you’re looking for advice or a used car in Liverpool, visit us at Wavertree Car Centre, our team will be more than happy to help you.