Buying a car from Evans Halshaw? Check your £99 "Admin Fee"
If you're in the market for a new/used vehicle and you've seen one you like at Evans Halshaw, it is worth reviewing your Order Form to see whether the incredibly vague "Vehicle Admin Fee" has been included for you to pay. It should look something like this....
What is it? Well, quite simply, its just for them to conduct a HPI Check. You know, those checks to make sure they're selling you a car which has not been written off, stolen, has mileage discrepancies or subject to outstanding finance. The very checks that they should themselves have done before they took responsibility for selling the vehicle to you.
Ok, you want absolute peace of mind, you'll consider the fee. We believe that Evans Halshaw use Experian for their HPI checks. One vehicle check costs about £20 but you can do 5 for £25. Certainly nowhere near the £99 they're trying to pass on to you. They will also include £20 of petrol/diesel, you can make your own call on that.
If you're buying a used vehicle it is essential you conduct your own checks. There is a new website where you can check the MOT history of a vehicle including mileage and also any advisories. Take a look here.
Have you had any experiences of buying a car with Evans Halshaw or maybe you've queried the £99 Admin Fee? Let us know!