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Free Second Hand Car Buying Guide (1)

Download your free second-hand car guide e-Book today to help you choose and buy the right 'new' car with confidence.

We all know that buying a new car can be a bit stressful, especially for second-hand car buyers. So if you're looking to update your current vehicle, then check out our helpful guide to get you through the process.

In this FREE e-Book:

  • Step 1. Start with the research
  • Step 2. Carry out a car health check
  • Step 3. Consider the cost
  • Step 4. Avoiding the common pitfalls
  • Step 5. Spotting a scam

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Once you've downloaded this free PDF e-book guide you'll be able to access some great content. Our step-by-step guide will make the car buying process easier and to help you find the right car for you.


Before beginning the search for your car, it’s important to do your homework on the used car market, from working out exactly what you want, to knowing the best place to get it from. Follow our hints and tips to learn more.

Health Check

Just because the car looks great on the outside doesn't necessarily mean it's the same on the inside. Before you hand over your hard-earned cash, make sure to follow the steps in this section.


It’s important to have all your finances in order before purchasing a car. You don’t want to make a costly mistake because you didn't consider things like running costs and insurance. In this section, we look at all the costs involved in buying a new car as well as providing you with some helpful budgeting tips.

Common Pitfalls

No one said buying a car was easy however you can make it a simpler process by avoiding these common pitfalls and mistakes by following our extensive list.


From time to time you may come across the odd scam deal and in this section, we've listed the most common ones you might experience and we've given you some useful tips on how to avoid them.

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*By downloading this guide, you agree to be added to our Hitachi Personal Finance mailing list where we will send you the latest products and special offers from across HCUK. Hitachi Personal Finance is a brand of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC - (HCUK). Other brands under which we trade include Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance, Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, Hitachi Capital Business Finance and Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance.

Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.


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