Car Shopping – Auto Repair http://www.affordableratesonauto.com Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:43:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.3 The Best Car Purchasing Tips For You http://www.affordableratesonauto.com/2016/02/05/the-best-car-purchasing-tips-for-you/ http://www.affordableratesonauto.com/2016/02/05/the-best-car-purchasing-tips-for-you/#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:42:39 +0000 http://affordableratesonauto.com/?p=29 With the right advice, you can have a much better experience when it comes to buying cars. Everyone has had a less than stellar experience. Flip everything on the salesman, and learn to stand on your own two feet. You can take control, and you can get the deal that you’ve been looking for.
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Do not allow the salesperson to convince you to buy a car that you cannot realistically afford. A lot of people are swayed into buying a sports car by a salesperson. When you purchase a vehicle that is not within your budget, you can be sure that the dealership and salesperson — not YOU — will benefit.

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.

Be aggressive and assertive. You will inevitably end up negotiating the price of your vehicle, so don’t be afraid to push a little. Be prepared to walk away from the dealership if you aren’t making progress. Leave the offer alone for a day or two, and then contact the salesman again. If they know that you are willing to walk away, they will be more likely to accept your offer or to counter-offer with a more reasonable price.

Research trade-in prices before turning over your older vehicle. If you are planning on trading in your current vehicle to go towards the purchase price of your new one, be armed with the proper value ahead of time. Checking prices online or using the Kelley Blue Book. Just make sure you are checking the wholesale price, not retail.

Set a firm price for the car you are considering prior to entering the finer details of the negotiation, such as trade-in figures. All of this should come out of your agreed bottom line. Negotiating first can get you a better price, and then you can discuss these little “extras.”

You should now know more about what to do when you visit a dealership. Whether you’re buying used or new cars, it’s time to saddle up and take care of business. No one is actually stopping you from that deal but yourself. Be well-informed, and take that information to the bank!

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Solid Tips For First Time Car Shoppers http://www.affordableratesonauto.com/2016/02/05/solid-tips-for-first-time-car-shoppers/ http://www.affordableratesonauto.com/2016/02/05/solid-tips-for-first-time-car-shoppers/#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2016 13:37:04 +0000 http://affordableratesonauto.com/?p=20 The thought of purchasing a new car can be exciting and stressful. The only way you can make wise decisions is to do some research beforehand. Keep reading to get useful tips on how to get the car you need.
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Go into the dealership with a bottom line price in mind. The salesman might try to focus on the monthly payments or financing terms, but your goal should be to get the price you want on the car you want. You can always negotiate the financing terms later, or even finance with your own bank outside of the dealership.

Do not make the mistake of believing that you have to pay the full asking price for a used car. There should always be room for negotiation. if a car has been on the market for a while with no buyers, that will make the seller more likely to accept an offer of less than they are asking for.

Prior to even stepping foot in a dealership, you need to know what kind of car you want. If you have kids, maybe you should be looking for a van or large SUV. If it is just you, maybe you want something more sportier. Either way, knowing what you want will make the whole process of shopping for a car easier.

Before you set foot into a dealership, do some research online. Check nearby dealership’s websites and record their listed price on the vehicle you want, as well as any special deals they might be offering. Having this information at your disposal will be a valuable asset when it comes time to negotiate with a salesman.

If you are going to be purchasing a used car, one of the top things you should be looking at is the mileage of the car. As nice as a car may be, if it has 150,000 miles on it already, you probably will not get much use out of it.

Read all of the fine print that is on the contract for the car you want to purchase. Even if you think the car salesman is being perfectly honest with you about everything involved, you need to make sure you are not signing anything that you will have regrets about later.

Financial worry, stress and fun are all emotions involved in buying a car. But if you take the time to do some research, you can actually find the process enjoyable and wind up with the most suitable vehicle for your situation. You should use the tips from this article and prepare yourself before you go car shopping.

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