The idea behind buying a used car is to save some money. However buying a used car does not necessarily save you any money, you can save money if you make a good deal. The only way to do that is to be very well informed and to know exactly what you are doing! There are a lot of things you can do to minimize the risks associated with buying a used car. There are certain things you should do and there are things you shouldn't do and if you read carefully the rest of the sections of this website you will be able to enjoy your new purchase even though it is a used car.