Here at Pugbitz we care about our customers. That’s not entirely unselfish, of course, since the better our service is, the more likely you are to keep coming back to us. Whether they need a full service, an MOT, some repairs or just vehicle diagnostics, the customers we see at our Denton headquarters are treated to a combination of excellent value and first rate customer service.
And did we mention the work we actually deliver? Expert mechanics working with genuine branded car parts combine to solve any problem you might bring to us, and to do so quickly and with the minimum of fuss. Brakes, windscreen wipers, shock absorbers. You name it, we’ve probably got it here on the shelves of our warehouse. If we haven’t, then we’ll be able to get hold of it for you, and whether it’s new or second hand, it will be manufactured by professionals to go into your car and work in the way that only genuine car parts really can.
Speaking about second hand parts has set us pondering the topic of used car sales. The used parts which we provide genuinely are as good as new – we’ve checked and passed them and we know that our customers can rely on them because they trust all the work we carry out on their car. Sadly, the same can’t always be said for the used cars which some people buy. We know all about it, because many of them end up having to be brought into Pugbitz in Denton, where our expert team will do their best to perform a rescue mission.
Speaking as a company which prides itself on only ever giving our customers the best, it makes us angry when other companies or individuals do otherwise. It’s all too easy to take advantage of people buying used cars, so we’re doing our bit by providing a few warning signs which you should look out for when entering the world of used car sales.
Mileage – the average mileage for most cars is 10,000 miles per year. If the car is suspiciously much lower than this, the odometer might have been tampered with. You can check with the DVLA for previous MOTs which record mileage, or read through the service history. Even simpler than that is to see how worn the driver’s seat and steering wheel are. If they’re worn enough to indicate a lot more driving, the mileage might have been altered.
Location – a friendly car seller might offer to meet at a mutually convenient place in order to let you look over the car. Don’t fall for it. This is a trick often pulled by con-men selling stolen or cloned used cars. The address of the person selling the car should always match that of the keeper on the VC5, and meeting them there is the only way to confirm this.
Questions – ask lots of questions about mileage, MOT, service history, when and where the car was purchased etc. Not only is this information you need to know, but hesitant or doubtful answers may indicate that the seller doesn’t know enough about the car. A private seller should have all these details in their mind – if they don’t they might be a dealer or criminal.
If you’re careful when buying a used car then the chances are that you’ll be able to source a bargain for yourself. Once you have, make sure you keep saving money by bringing the car in to be looked after by the team here at Pugbitz Denton. Contact us today and find out exactly what we can do for you.