When you decide it's time to buy a new or used car, it's important you take the time to make sure the car is right for you.
A test drive is really important when buying a new car, and even more important when buying a used or second hand car. It could be the only opportunity you get to make sure everything works as it should.
Ask yourself 'What type of car do I need?' A family car, where the focus should be on space, practicality and safety. Are you looking for something sportier? That's when fun factor, handling and performance are more important. Another choice is an executive car, when your focus will be on equipment, comfort and style.
You'll also need to consider fuel - Petrol vs Diesel is an ongoing debate with lots of pros and cons for each. In general, short urban trips are better suited for Petrol vehicles, Diesel enginges tend to be better for longer trips.
First of all, make sure you have car insurance then take a look at our checklist for some things you should look out for: