It’s an exciting time when looking for buying a new car, but it can be intimidating looking through all the options and trying to work out what you need for your family. There are lots of makes, models and types of vehicles out there.
We’ve put together this list of tips to help you find your way when buying a car.
How are you going to use your car?
Is the car just going to be used just for you to go to work? Or is it going to be used for transporting a bunch of kids? If you can get away with a smaller car you can save money. Smaller cars use less fuel and typically cost less to maintain.
New or used?
It’s nice to have a shiny new car but you can make savings buying used. New cars lose value as soon as you drive them off the lot! Buying used can save you thousands, but it is important to make sure that the car has been looked after. Sometimes it is better to spend a little more to save in repairs later.
Do your research
Different brands of cars can have different issues. It’s important to Google some reviews and read some forums to find out about the performance and any known maintenance issues.
Determine your budget
It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement when looking for a car and get in over your head financially. Determining what you can afford before you go to any dealers can save you a major headache down the track.
Take the car for a test drive
It’s always important to take any potential car for a spin. A test drive can show a lot of major mechanical issues or simply help you see if a car is going to suit your needs. A test drive is never something you should skip.
Most importantly don’t forget to have fun. With a little research you can have a car to have fun with for years to come!
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