Thursday 18 April 2024

Treating yourself to a new car? Read this first…

If you’re treating yourself to a new car, then we know you’re in for a good day. New car day is one of the best days you can have, especially if you’ve been stuck with the same old car that’s been getting you nowhere for the last few months. However, it’s important to remember that treating yourself to a new car is an expensive game, so we highly recommend that you only do this if you’re desperate for a new one. If you’re just doing it because you’re bored of your old one, then we can confirm that you’re going to be wasting your money! Whilst we don’t want that, sometimes your mind just can’t be changed about buying a new car. So, we’ve got a few tips for you that should make the whole treating yourself to a new car a lot easier. Have a read of the tips we’ve got below for you.

Getting the right car

There’s no point spending all of the money that you’re about to spend, if the money you’re going to spend is going to be wasted on a car that’s just going to fail on you a few months down the line. If you want to get the right car, you’re going to have to do a bit of exploring. First of all, check out companies such as Saxton 4×4. It’s companies like this that you can trust, ones that you should always be going for. However, we don’t think it’s right that you shut down other garages that might not be as big. Sometimes, they have the best quality cars, being sold for a really reasonable price. So, shop around and see what you can find. There’s so many ways to buy a car, so don’t just go for the first one that you see. When you decide that it’s time to go and look, always make sure you’re test driving the car. It’s your only way of finding out how it drives, and if you’re comfortable driving it!

Haggle them down

This is a trick that a lot of people seem to forget about. Sometimes you just need to haggle them down to make sure that you’re getting a better price. Whatever price they’re asking, there’s always going to be some wriggle room. They will still be making a profit, even if you feel as though you’re haggling them down too much. You should definitely be doing this if you feel as though the price you’re being charged is too high.

Warning signs

The main warning signs you need to watch out for are if they don’t let you test drive the car. All garage should let you do this. If not, class it as a no go. You also want to try and make sure that the car has no finance outstanding on it if you’re going to buy it from new. Some cars do, and some garages don’t check, so always make sure that you’re asking the question.

** This is a collaborative post

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