There are a few simple steps to take and things to remember that will make buying your kids’ first car so much safer and easier.
1. Do your research on safe used cars in Cairns
The Internet can be a great source of information when you are looking for safety rating of vehicles. The leading Australian independent vehicle safety rating is ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) but be wary if something looks too good to be true, it probably is. Our used car team at Pacific Toyota can answer any questions you may have about this.
2. Important things to think about when buying a used car in Cairns
Remember that not everyone is honest when they are selling a used car. Things to keep in mind if you choose to go down the private seller route are asking questions like (and ensure they can give you written proof):
Has the vehicle ever been stolen or written off?
Has it ever had flood or storm damage?
Is there any money owing on the car?
Has it ever been encumbered?
Has the odometer been wound back?
Do the registration, engine and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN/Chassis) numbers match up (if they don’t it could be an indication that the vehicle has been stolen)
3. Peace of mind about buying a used car from Pacific Toyota
All of Pacific Toyota’s Used Cars come with:
- 3 month Statutory Warranty
- 100 point check by certified technicians
- Guaranteed clean bill of health
Depending on the age of the car it is also possible that remaining new car warranty will be passed on to you. All our cars have passed a PPSR (formerly REVS) Check, which means they will not have been previously written-off, flood or hail damaged or have someone else’s finance still owing on the car! All of the Used Cars at Pacific Toyota have also been mechanically inspected and fully serviced by our team at our Pre-Delivery Centre before they hit our yard, so not only can you take great pride in knowing you are getting the BEST, we can too!
Used Cars at Pacific Toyota in Cairns!
There is a lot of information to take in when buying a used car for a young driver. Please contact us at Pacific Toyota to talk about your used car options and check out our ever-changing used car stock.