A ST IVES motor dealer has teamed up with a national newspaper's motoring columnist to provide reassurance for people thinking of buying a second-hand car. Vindis Volkswagen, on Low Road, has seen increases in people enquiring about its approved used cars and asked motoring expert Jason Dawe to provide a guide to assist customers when buying a used car. Research by Volkswagen found more than 75 per cent of people buying a used car were concerned about a hidden mechanical problem or being overcharged. It revealed that customers' three main priorities were the condition of the engine, validation of mileage plus log book and service history records, all of which are verified with the Volkswagen approved used car programme, Vindis said. In Cambridgeshire, 80 per cent felt their main priority was the condition and sound of the engine with nearly double the national average having concerns about the validation of a vehicle's mileage. Jason, a Sunday Times' motoring journalist, hopes the guide will ease any worries motorists have when purchasing a used car.