Are you looking to buy a car but not sure what you want? Here’s a few handy tips to make sure you are 100% happy with your purchase.
Firstly, you need to decide a limit on spending. A budget is extremely important, as it stops you from spending more than you can afford and getting you into trouble. Take extras into account, such as insurance, gadgets and maintenance.
New or Used
Your budget will help decide this. A new car will almost always be more expensive than a used one. Nathan from Georgesons Cars says, “More and more people are purchasing used cars these days. A used car can be very reliable, and repairs won’t cost nearly as much as new.”
Think about what you need
Do you do many big journeys or just small day trips to work? How many seats do you need? Family size or just for you? All these things need to be thought about before you jump straight onto the forecourt.
With a new ban on petrol cars being introduced into the UK it won’t be long until most the population will be driving electric hybrids. They are better for the environment are charging points are now popping up more frequently. They also could be more affordable over time as you don’t have to spend £50 every time to fill up.
Picking the right dealership can be tricky. Therefore, you need to get quotes from several different dealers to make sure you are getting the best deal possible. Different companies will offer you different things, you can also try negotiating the price down to get a better deal.
Check if the car you want has outstanding finance on it. This isn’t always a bad thing but it will add to the price. If you take the right steps to sort it out it will be fine. Even if it isn’t advertised as having outstanding finance, you need to double check in case you get a nasty surprise on your credit bills.