A lot of people will hold on to their cars for a few years at a time and then decide that they want a change so go in search of something new. Rather than trying to avoid the salesmen in order to get what seems to be the best deal at the time. Stay away from private ads – especially if you’re looking at luxury cars and you want it to last a long time. Private ads are all well and good but you will be buying a car from someone who knows just as much about cars as you do and that means there’s a huge risk that it will need some major repair work doing on it pretty soon – especially if it hasn’t been serviced regularly.
Instead of ending up paying a lot more than you were prepared for, make your way down to your local dealership and bear these few tips in mind:
o In order to get the best deal you need to have your money in hand. If you have a car that you’re looking to trade in or sell then that’s great – just don’t tell the dealer that’s your intention from the beginning – if you don’t have a car then you need to make sure you have enough money to place some sort of down payment on a car. Once you’ve got your money together, you’ll be able to assess your spending limits and the types of cars that are likely to be within your range.
o Once you know how much you have to spend it’s time to start looking for your next car. As well as considering the cars that you love you also need to think about what they’ll be used for, for example although you might love the convertible two seated sports car that’s on the forecourt if you have three children then it’s hardly practical. When your trying to narrow down your search it’s imperative you consider your day to day life and how far you’ll be driving in it.
o Once you’ve decided on what you want and need, make sure your write it down and head down to your local dealership. Once you’re there, hand over your list of specifications and let the salesman get to work searching the cars that they have in stock for you to look at. Once the search has been narrowed to the few cars that fit what you need you should test drive as many as you like in order to make a final decision.
o Finally, before you sign the papers, if you’re buying the car through a finance deal then make sure you can afford the payments before you agree to anything.
Ellie Walsh decided to try and find a deal at signaturecarleasing.co.uk after being unsuccessful elsewhere and has now been a customer for 10 years because of their great deals.