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Monday, 29 January 2018

5 Tips For Buying A Car

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Buying a new car can be a pretty daunting (yet very exciting) task and experience. There are so many different things to take into consideration and the process of buying a new car requires a fair bit of planning - particularly if you want to find the car that is best for you. Scroll down for a few tips to consider when buying a car.  


1. Research, research, research. 

The very first thing to do when buying a car is to work out and decide exactly what it is that you want. How many people need to fit in your car? Do you need a big boot? Do you want a family car? How many doors? It seems obvious, but it is important to have all the small details sorted out before you go looking or purchasing. Cars.com is a great place to start researching various models and makes.

2. Set a budget. 

To make the process somewhat easier, it is important to set yourself a budget - and to stick to it. Rule out cars that do not fit within your financial budget straight away to save you time. It is especially important to remember that the car purchase is not the first and final spend - buying a car brings with it constant ongoing costs: road tax, insurance, maintenance and petrol. When establishing your budget, remember that you will also need money for these things too.

3. New or used?

Although the idea of a brand new shiny car is most desirable you can often find a better deal when buying a used car. It is important to remember that a new car loses almost half of its value in the first three years of usage - that's a lot of money to lose out on. A car that is two or three years old can be far more cheaper and better value than a brand new one.

4. Test drive the cars. 

Test driving the car is super important - would you buy a pair of shoes without trying them on first? Before you make the big purchase make sure that you can drive comfortably in the car and that there are no problems.

5. Read the fine print. 

Make sure that you read all the small print and long documentations that come with purchasing a car. It can be long and tedious however it is worth it - you want to be totally clued up when it comes to the information. If you are buying a used car then make sure that you have all of the relevant and important documents - past MOTs, the owner's manual and the service book.

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