How to Choose the Right Car

May 26, 2017 4:57 pm

When does someone has to opt for a car? It mostly happens when you are selling your old car and buying another one, when you turn 18 and clear the driving test, or you never had a car before, but decided to get one now. But wait! Have you thought of which car to buy? No? Well, we have got you covered.
Here are 5 things you should consider to choose the right car:

  1. Figure Out the Need

Give preference to the needs over the wants. Yes, we all want a bright red Ferrari, but is that what you actually need? Do you just want to show off and be a popular lad in the town? Take some time out and list down the reasons for buying a car in the first place. Do not let the desires overcome your ability of thinking rationally.

  1. Car and its Parts

Choose a car with affordable parts. This will be helpful in case you require repairing or replacement of parts later on. Maintenance and car parts can be quite expensive, especially for imported cars. But thanks to the internet and online stores like bestpartstore.co.uk, you can get genuine and high quality car parts of almost all vehicles at affordable prices.

  1. Budget

Of course, everything demands money, so we make a budget to stay within our means. You have to decide if you want the car on lease or you have got full payment for the purchase. If you buy it on lease, construct a proper plan for monthly payments. Avoid giving in to temptations and stretching the loan for over 60 months just to buy a more luxurious and attractive car. This will only burden you and may strain your financial conditions in the long run.

  1. List Down Your Options and Test Drive

After figuring out the budget, list down the cars that fall within your price range. It is time to search the internet and visit different showrooms. Check both used vehicles and new cars; just because it is second hand, doesn’t mean it is damaged.  Don’t just choose a car because it looks awesome from the outside, thoroughly inspect it internally as well. Book a day for the test-drive with the dealer beforehand and take the car out. Sit behind the wheel and feel it!

What should you look for in a test drive?

  • Test the brakes
  • Cargo space
  • Ease in driving over bumps and in tight corners
  • The steering wheel
  • Are the seats comfortable or not?
  • Leg room and space for children car seats and so on
  1. Negotiation and Bargains

Once you choose the right car for yourself, it’s time for some negotiation. This is the hard part since not all car-dealers agree on this, and not all buyers have the skills of a good and successful bargain. Make a call and ask other car-dealers willing to sell their car at a lower price and share this conversation with the salesman you want to buy the car from just to request them drop their price. If that is convincing enough they won’t lose a valuable customer and thus will sell the car at a price you have set for yourself.

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