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  • What to look for when purchasing a used minibus

    What to consider when buying a used minibus

    If you have been considering purchasing a used minibus then there a several factors that you will need to consider. In order to help you purchase a vehicle which will suit your individual preferences and accommodate for the particular requirements of your passengers, here are our top M4 Sales tips on what to look for when purchasing a used minibus:

    1 - Consider the needs of your passengers

    When buying a minibus it is important to consider the types of passengers you will be transporting and their seating requirements. For instance, if you intend to use your minibus to transport schoolchildren then they will be able to enter and exit the vehicle far quicker and with less effort than if you intend to transport elderly passengers. As such, you should take a moment to consider the needs of your passengers before committing to a sale and invest accordingly in various features such as a low first step, hand rails and more accessible aisles.

    2 - Scrutinise the bodywork

    You should scrutinise the vehicle's bodywork for any signs of rust. Many buyers will check the wings and below the bumpers of a vehicle but you should also scrutinise under the wheel arches, around the corners of the windscreen and around the door frames for any signs of corrosion. This careful analysis can save you a significant amount of money in maintenance bills and repair costs in the long term!

    3 - Check the mileage and service history

    If you plan to purchase a used minibus then you should always check the mileage of the vehicle in question. Unless you only plan to use the minibus for a year or two then it is recommended that you do not purchase a vehicle that has travelled over 120,000 miles because it will be more susceptible to unforeseen malfunctions. Moreover, by exercising caution and investigating the service history of each vehicle you consider buying, you can successfully purchase a used minibus that will serve you and your passengers well for many years to come.