5 Tips and Tricks for Buying a New Car

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So you’ve reached the stage in your life where you can afford to buy a new car after years of settling for the used vehicles on the market. Buying a new car can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life as well as a wise investment, but there is a lot to consider before you go rushing out to your nearest dealership. Find a list of tips for buying a new car below to help you make the right decision for you and your family.

1. Research

Being armed with knowledge is a great way of ensuring you get the best deal and you are happy with your purchase. Use the Internet to find out what type of car suits your needs will help you set a price range and prevents the dealer from tricking you. It is also important to make sure you research every part of any piece of paper you’re given before signing it, so you don’t lock yourself into commitments that you do not want to be a part of.

2. Changing Over

One important consideration to make before buying a new car is what to do with your current vehicle. If you have no need for it, it can be tempting to sell it privately and get as much money as possible for it, especially if you’re about to make a big purchase. However, this can be a hassle and a tough field to navigate for the inexperienced car salesman. Trading in your car to a dealer may not get you as much money, but it can save you a lot of stress. It is important to find out the price of leaving your car at the dealership when you drive away with your new vehicle to avoid any confusion when it comes to swapping keys.

3. Test-driving

Test-driving is a crucial step in buying a new car. After conducting research online, you may know exactly what you want based on features and design, but without test driving, you will never know if it is the right car for you. Taking the car for a 20-minute spin will help you decide whether it is smooth enough. Drive it on a number of different roads if possible and do various driving exercises like parking and U-turns to determine how functional the vehicle is and where the blind spots are.  If you still love the car after the test-driving process, get ready to do some negotiating with the dealer to maximize your savings.

4. Negotiating

Just because you’ve decided to splurge on a new car doesn’t mean you’re not looking to get a great deal. You should shop around and make sure you are aware of any extra costs that may come with the vehicle. Once you have decided you definitely want to buy from a particular seller, make sure to hold eye contact and try not to fidget with your hands. A good negotiator holds firm to their price, but allows enough wiggle room to make sure they don’t lose a good deal. It is also a important to remain polite and civil. If you follow these simple steps you should get somewhere in the ball park of your ideal price.

5. Insurance

You’ll probably feel an extreme rush of excitement and happiness after getting a great deal on a brand spanking new car. The last thing you’ll want to think about is getting into an accident. However, it is important to ensure you get the proper insurance before leaving the dealership. Most insurance companies will allow you to buy insurance ahead of time, which begins on the day you buy the car. So if you know which date you are buying your new car, set up insurance before the date. The last thing you want is the headache of an accident in a new car that isn’t insured.

BONUS TIP: Enjoy your new car!

Enjoy the ride of buying a new car and keep your eye on the prize. It’s something that should be savoured and not rushed through, because you want to make sure you’re buying the car you want to buy, and not the one that was available at the time.

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