The price of cars is going up, much like everything seems to be. However, even used cars are now going for far more than they did just a few years ago and the price you are likely to pay has risen far over the rate of inflation.

The reasons for this are numerous, including but not limited to the fact that fewer people are now prepared to shell out for new cars. As such, more people are buying used cars and therefore the price can rise accordingly to meet this demand.

However, there are plenty of ways to ensure you knock down the price you are going to pay to one you can afford and one that is fair.

The first is to simply haggle. Many people still struggle to haggle and will pay the price that is first asked or only knock the owner down a small amount. However, the majority of sellers will be willing to come down a significant amount simply to save themselves the hassle of showing the car to numerous people. Be reasonable about what the car is worth then hold tight on your offer.

Next, a car registration check might help. Getting a car data check will offer you a huge amount of information on the car you are driving and by being able to show that you have done your research you may well be able to convince the seller that you know a great deal more about what a car is worth than you really do. Likewise, a car data check might simply show up many pieces of information you had not been privy to.

Simply shopping around is another great way to find a bargain. Try visiting actual auctions or even auction sites when looking to buy cars – and be patient. However, no matter where you buy a car from, a car registration check will always be worth your while.