FAQs | Your Answers to Common Queries

Frequenty asked questions about buying a used car

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most.

A Hire Purchase (HP) agreement is a credit agreement which allows you to spread the cost of buying your new car over a period of time, rather than paying for it all in one go.

When you have decided on your new car, you usually agree to an upfront deposit amount (normally between 10% – 30% of the car’s price) which is followed by your monthly repayments over the term you have selected.

When your HP agreement comes to an end (and all your payments have been made) you become the legal owner of the car.

Advantages of Hire Purchase?

  1. Simple to apply. Here at MB Motors, we are an authorised credit intermediary. We work with several lenders to ensure you can get behind the wheel of your new car in a simple, affordable, and straightforward way.
  2. Your choice of car is much more varied. You will be able to access newer, higher specification cars as you are able to spread the cost over a period of time and not have to pay all in one go.
  3. You can spread the cost of your new car. With a Hire Purchase agreement, you are spreading the cost over a fixed term, which you can select based on your monthly budget. Your monthly repayment is flexible in that you can pay a larger deposit to reduce your monthly repayments.
  4. Your interest rate is fixed. The interest rate will be fixed for the duration of your agreement so you know exactly what your repayments will be which will allow you to budget accordingly. This is especially attractive with today’s economic situation of rising interest rates.
  5. There are fewer restrictions. Unlike leasing or Personal Contract Plans (PCP), there are no milage or conditional restrictions with Hire Purchase agreements which leaves you in control.

You can apply through our website by filling out the online application or apply in-person or over the phone. Our in-house finance specialist will guide you through the application process. Any queries in relation to finance should be directed to [email protected].

In all circumstances, you will need to provide the following:

  1. Photo Identification (i.e., in-date passport or driving license)
  2. Proof of Address (i.e., recent bank statement, utility bill or letter from Revenue)
  3. Proof of PPSN (i.e., recent payslip from your employer or letter from revenue)

In certain circumstances, other documentation may be required, and this will be decided upon on a case-by-case basis.

If you have chosen not to finance your next car with Michael Barrable Motors, you have the following options:

  1. Pay by bank transfer (bank details will be provided to you).
  2. Pay by Bankers Draft (this should be made payable to: Michael Barrable Motors)
  3. Pay by Debit / Credit Card*

*Please check your card limits for larger transactions as your bank may have in place daily limits. If you are paying your balance by credit card, a credit card fee of 1.5% will be imposed on the value of your transaction. This fee will only be imposed on balances and not on reservation deposits. Your Sales Executive will discuss this with you if applicable.