- August 28, 2014
Buying A New Car? Make Sure You Don’t Make These Common Mistakes!
It’s always exciting when you are facing the prospect of “going shopping” for a brand new car! A lot of naysayers will tell you that buying used cars is the better choice. But the stats don’t lie when official figures state that growing numbers of people are buying brand new cars!
The trouble is, when some people go out to buy brand new cars, they make huge mistakes in the process. The result is that they end up with a car they don’t like, or are stuck in a finance deal that doesn’t suit their budget.
If you are thinking of buying a brand new car soon, make sure you avoid making these classic mistakes!
Image credit: The National Roads and Motorists Association
Not doing any research
It might surprise you to know that many people buy brand new cars on impulse! They don’t do enough (or any) research before they buy. And, for the most part, those people usually end up driving cars they grow to hate after a short period!
Research is key to end up behind the wheel of a car that is suitable for your needs and lifestyle. The Internet is the best way of learning more about the car (or cars) that you are thinking of buying.
The Which? website offers independent reviews and information about most new cars on the market. They aren’t aligned to a particular company or manufacturer, so their views are all unbiased.
You can also read through the forums of many owner’s clubs. Those forums will give you an insight into what it’s like to own and operate specific models.
Not arranging finance beforehand
It’s true that most car dealers, such as the GK Group, offer finance facilities for their customers. Those facilities are a convenient way to get behind the wheel of your brand new car. But what some people aren’t aware of is that they don’t always offer the best deals!
The onus is on you to look out for the best finance deals. Some finance companies will lend you the money to buy a brand new car from any dealer. Whereas others ask you to buy through their network of dealerships.
There is a plethora of companies that can provide you the money you need. It doesn’t matter whether you want to buy or lease your next new car. You should take the time to check the market for the best deals before you walk into that car showroom!
Not finding out the value of existing cars
Got an existing car? If so, you might be thinking of trading it in for your next new car. Before you do that, I recommend that you find out what it’s worth first.
Some car dealers will offer you a price for your car that is worth less than even the trade-in value! There are many places on the Web where you can learn about the value of your car. And there are even some smartphone apps to help you do that too!
Thanks for reading today’s article; I hope you have found it useful. Good luck!