Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three Tips for Purchasing a New Car

Buying a new car can be an intimidating undertaking, because cars are expensive and an integral part of most people’s lives. In order to make the wisest investment, there are many things to consider before purchasing a new vehicle. With so many brands available and salespeople who are skilled in their field, it can be difficult to figure out exactly what you need and how much you should pay for it. Here are a few tips for purchasing a new car.

Don't Be Pressured
Many salespeople use a manipulative technique of pressuring individuals into purchasing a car, because they want to capitalize on the impulse. They know that if you walk out the door after they've spent a significant amount of time pitching an automobile to you, you probably won't come back again. A car is not an impulse purchase, so stand your ground and don't let salespeople pressure you. You do deserve time to think over a purchase this large. Do not feel guilty or bad if you need to walk away and come back later. Even if it’s a great deal, chances are you'll find a great deal later on as well. If you fear your own ability to stand firm, bring a friend with you who can help you be strong and think rationally.

Do Some Research
Before you go into a car dealership of follow that online ad, have a perspective of what you want through online research. Many people these days want compact cars with good gas mileage, a hatchback, ample space, and standard amenities, such as the 2013 Hyundai Accent. Take a look at what models are available with these features in your price range to get a sense of what you should pay for an automobile with all your wishes. That way, when you walk into a dealership or have a conversation with a private seller, you’ll feel more confident in what questions to ask and how to bargain. Don’t be afraid to fight hard to save yourself some money. Just a 10% discount is quite significant with something as expensive as an automobile.

Check the Car
If you're not purchasing a brand new car, do some additional research even after you find a used car that fits your needs and price. Car facts often provide some good information, but also have a mechanic check it.

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  1. It's hard not to get pressured I think, but if you stand your ground that helps.

  2. Very smart. It helps to be prepared so you are not taken advantage of.

  3. I think we'll be doing this soon. My husband is an ace at it. He says he can smell lies a mile away.

  4. Great tips! We are not ready to purchase a new car yet but I will keep this in mind when we are. Have a great day!