Top 10 tips for buying a used van

Buying used is the easiest and cheapest route into your next van or pick-up. However, how do you protect yourself from unscrupulous sellers and dodgy van dealers? 

Click through the gallery below to discover the 10 golden rules to buying the perfect used workhorse.

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Get a full mechanical inspection

Any legitimate private seller or dealer will have no problem with you having the van inspected by a professional, and for around £150 you can ensure (as far as possible) that the vehicle you’re buying is sound.

This is not a guarantee, of course, but it’ll go some way to reassuring you. With the AA and RAC’s service the results are usually given the same day, so don’t let a seller pressure you with the old “I’ve had lots of interest and the car will be sold in an hour,” shtick.


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