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How Do you Check if a Car has Been in an Accident

Cars can cost a lot of money, in order to protect the investment you need to make sure you know what you are buying. Accident damage can often be concealed by sellers and made to appear as if nothing ever happened. We give you the lowdown below. So how do you check if a car has been in an accident? …

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How Do You Check the MOT History of a Car

An important aspect when considering buying a car is the MOT history, this gives an insight into the ‘health of a car and can be the determining factor in buying the car or not So how do you check the MOT History of a car? By using a free government database which records current and previous MOT data What is …

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Buying a Second Hand Car v Leasing – What You Should Do

The age-old debate on if it’s better to buy or lease a car will always rumble on, there are supporters for both sets of arguments We are however going to look at it from a slightly different perspective At Car Flipping 101 we prefer to buy our cars (doesn’t have to be cash) over leasing them, the reason being we …

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How to Bring Home a Used Car

Your thinking of buying  a secondhand car, but unsure of how to transport it back home, Don’t fret! We are here to give you the low down on your options and then by the end of this article, you will probably have a good idea of what to do next. There are a few options which you can use which …

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How to Sell a Car Privately [FREE AD Template]

So you have purchased and enjoyed your car and it’s now time for you to say Goodbye. Perhaps you have your eye on a new car or just looking to flip one your purchased for profit, either way, you need to learn how to sell your car the right way. There are options to trade your car in or part …

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Scams You MUST Avoid When Buying & Selling a Second Hand Car

The world is full of people looking to make a fast buck The second-hand car market is no exception, usually because the majority of buyers don’t know much about cars and take things on face value. What Scams do you need to avoid when buying a second-hand car? Scams are Plentiful and range from sellers trying to offload insurance write-offs …

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How to Buy a Car from Northern Ireland [Case Study]

So you have Seen a car you like the look of, but quickly realised the car is in Northern Ireland, now you’re wondering what you would need to do to get it back to England and if it’s even worth it. So How do you buy a car from Northern Ireland? Being part of the UK we can freely move …

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Why you MUST Do a HPI Check on a Car Before You Buy It

Before you even leave your house to go and buy a car there is a critical check that must be conducted, a check that can potentially save you thousands of pounds of losses. We are talking about a HPI check. So What must you do a HPI check on a car before you buy it? A HPI check will disclose …

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Paperwork You NEED to Check When Buying a Car Privately

You have searched high and low and you think you have found the perfect car, you have arrived at the seller’s address but there is still one more vital round of checks you still need to conduct.. the Paperwork So What Paperwork do you need to check when buying a Car Privately? In Short the V5C (Log book), MOT History, Service …

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How Car Depreciation Can Benefit You [Real Example]

The word Depreciation has a negative stigma attached to it, people usually associate the word with losing out. Whilst this can be true in a lot on instances Depreciation can be used a tool to work in your favour, over years of trial and error we have perfected a system here at car flipping 101 which we are going to …