Friday, May 15, 2009

10 tips on buying a car

My daughter Denise and myself have been looking for a car for the last 2 or three weeks. Her Lumina keeps overheating and shutting off at the most inopportune times. For instance the time she sat on the side of the interstate for an hour, waiting for it to cool down so she could get to work.
After that, we decided it was time for a car. We searched the net and found a 2005 equinox she wanted and headed out to the dealer.
We were in for a surprise, we just wanted to buy a car but the dealer had his own agenda.
Frustrated, we tried another dealer who also tried to direct us to another car. Do you know the dealers try to push the cars that have been on the lot the longest? And often they tr to get you into a car you don't even want.l
We went to one dealer who told us the car we wanted was sold and tried to steer us toward a Lincoln SUV we'd be hard pressed to afford.
It wasn't long after that we learned that Car dealers have a playbook they go by.
Here are ten tips for buying a car:
10 Tips for Buying a Car

Are you looking to buy a new car soon? Before you go to the nearest car dealer, it is advisable that you take time out first to read this article which provides 10 tips for buying a car.

Times are tough nowadays because of the recession and for sure you want to get the most value for your money for whatever item you are purchasing.

A car can be considered as a major investment. You would not want your money to go to waste with a car that would be more of a liability than an asset.

These 10 tips for buying a car hopes to provide you a guideline on buying a vehicle that is right for you whether you are buying for a brand new car or a used one. Read this article in entirety so you can avoid the pitfalls of buying a car.

Below are the 10 tips to buying a car.

  1. Take note of the right time to buy a car. In case you are not aware of it, there is a so-called “right time” to buy a car and that is when new models start to come in. This is the period between August and November. If you will shop for a car within this period you can make sure that you will get the newest models.

  2. Be prepared with persuasion techniques of sales agents. Do not feel pressured to buy a car.

  3. Ask agents about unadvertised sales.

  4. The Internet is a good place to shop for cars.

  5. Most prices are negotiable so you be better be prepared to negotiate when you go to a car dealer.

  6. Avoid going to dealers during the weekend because that's the time when most people usually buy cars. Go during the middle of the week instead when agents will be more eager to close a deal.

  7. Go to a car dealer near the end of the month when dealers are trying to meet sales goals.

  8. Bring a car expert with you if you are not that knowledgeable with cars.

  9. Take your time. Remember, a car is a major purchase.

  10. Have fun!

May these 10 tips for buying a car make it easier for you to buy a new vehicle.

Want more information? Click here and read about the Car Dealers Playbook. Make the next time you buy a car enjoyable, and leavewith the car of your choice.

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