Buying advice

Whether you've bought a few cars before or this is your first time, our advice has you covered on every step of the car buying journey.

Getting ready to buy

Looking for your next car but not sure where to start? No worries - we've got you covered!

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Car buying checklist

Our car buyers checklist will tell you the most important steps in the buying process.

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What’s the right car for you?

Buying your first car, adding to the family fleet or replacing your current one? There are lots of things to consider.

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What features should I look for when buying a car?

If you’re in the market for a car, make sure it’ll fulfil your needs and wants or it may not be a good long-term match.

Finance and costs

We explain how to make sure your car doesn't have money owing, help you understand other costs and know how to pay the seller.

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How can I estimate my car finance costs?

Getting your next car on the road is often a purchase that requires some financial assistance.

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What if there’s money owing on the car?

Car owners must disclose whether there’s any security interest hanging over the car.

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Ways to pay the car seller

It's important to consider how you’re going to go about paying for your new car.

Closing the deal

Woohoo - you've found the perfect ride! Now it’s time for paperwork, knowing your rights as a buyer and what to do if there are any issues.

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What paperwork will I need when buying a car?

We explain all the paperwork involved when buying a car.

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What are my rights when buying a car?

There’s always a bit of risk involved in buying a car and laws are different between car dealers and private sellers.

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Paying the right price for your next car

Once you’ve decided on a car you want to buy, you need to work out what you’re prepared to pay for it.

Post purchase steps

About to drive off in your new car? Before leaving, make sure you understand what other costs could come from your new purchase.

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What are the ongoing costs of owning a car?

Always take the time to check the running costs of different cars and decide what you can afford/want to spend.

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How do I solve issues after buying a car?

If you find yourself having issues, here are some things you can do and information on your rights as a car buyer.

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How do I set up car insurance?

Be ready for the unpredictable by getting your car insured before taking it on the road.