Take The Misery Out Of Car Shopping
Do you want to get a new or used car? Does the process scare you? Keep reading to find out some great advice and to help you in the process.
Never, ever skip the test drive when you are car shopping. You have to get behind the wheel of that car and see how it feels before committing to a buying it. Make sure you try a variety of driving conditions, including surface streets and interstate driving. Do not forget to try pulling it into a parking space in a shopping center.
Do not allow anyone to intimidate you into making a purchase that may not be the right one for you. Do not fall for lines like “This will be gone if you try to buy it later.” These types of statements are usually made to sway you into make a purchase right away.
If you are in the market for a used car, a great way to tell if the speedometer is correct is to look at the gas and brake pedals. If someone says the car has 30,000 miles on it, and the brake and gas pedals are worn, it is a good indication the odometer was turned back.
When negotiating, concentrate on the final price rather than the monthly payments. The dealer can set the monthly payments at any amount, but this will extend your terms, resulting in a very high purchase price. You should instead focus on negotiating the best deal on the overall price of the car and the financing you get. Then calculate what your monthly payments will be.
Do you feel a lot more confident? Use these tips for a positive experience while shopping for a new vehicle. Discuss it with your loved ones, and they will also eventually be able to use it to their advantage.