Car insurance customers offered used car tips

Consumers have been offered some tips on what to look out for when buying a used car.

A self-confessed "geek", submitting a reader question to, stated that he lacks any idea of what to look out for when buying a car.

Responding to the query, the site referred to the "obvious pointers" that people should follow when looking at used cars, adding: "Check for visible signs of damage, ask to see a maintenance history, research the prices for similar vehicles on sites such as Red Book, Carsguide and eBay."

Consumers seeking to get the best cover following a new car purchase could opt to compare car insurance before weighing up their options. Lifehacker also opened up the issue of buying used cars to its own readers, with one, named as "StevoTheDevo", suggesting that people run a magnet over the bodywork of a used car to identify areas that have been filled following wear and tear.

Backing this up, "Tomas" responded that the magnet trick is a good way of detecting rust on a used car.

"Apply it in the typical spots that rust would form, if the magnet doesn't stick, then rust's been cut and bogged," he said.

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