What's the safest way to pay for a new car?

What is the safest way to pay for a car? Its over £20,000 and I have already paid a deposit by bank transfer. Is it also worth getting an AA check on the car since I am buying from a Porsche specialist and they are giving their own 1 year warranty?

Asked on 23 January 2017 by ANTHONY

Answered by Honest John
From your point of view, it's safe to pay by direct bank transfer that will be recorded in your bank records. The AA won't know as much about a Porsche as an independent Porsche specialist, so better to employ one of them in the hope he isn't pals with the guys who are selling you the car. These are specific things that need to be checked. For example, the ECU records if the engine has ever been over-revved.
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