What we are looking for

  • Buying a second-hand car can be an uncertain proposition for a lot of people, but a good approved used car scheme can help make purchasing a pre-owned vehicle feel as safe as buying a brand new one. In this category, we were looking for a scheme that not only offered a long warranty, and preferably one without too many mileage constraints, but also one that came with a comprehensive breakdown cover. We also looked for schemes that would cover old cars, making them more accessible to buyers on a budget. Other useful extras we hoped to find included a full mechanical check before sale, complimentary insurance cover, a verified service history and a good exchange policy.