Buying a car, new or used, can be a super exciting time, but also just as stressful. If you are a first time car buyer, there are so many questions you may have, and things you may not know. Believe it or not, there are do’s and don’ts when it comes to buying a car. Here are some do’s and don’ts that will help you during the process of your next car purchase:
DO: Research cars before you even visit a dealership. Take a look at your finances and figure out what you can afford.
DON’T: Try to buy a luxury vehicle if you cannot afford it!
DO: Test drive a vehicle before you purchase it.
DON’T: Be suckered or pressured into purchasing a car if you do not feel 100% about it. It’s okay to wait especially when it comes to making a big purchase like this. Being able to test drive the vehicle you’ve been eyeing is a great way to see if it is really the right one for you.
DO: Calculate if you’re financing to make sure that the terms match the amount you’ve agreed to finance.
DON’T: Purchase unnecessary extras (such as fabric protection and paint sealant), especially if you are on a strict budget. These services are usually still available to you later on.
DO: Research dealerships before you go. Find a place that has great reviews and a good reputation so that you know when you visit it will be a smooth process.
DON’T: Buy from questionable used car lots and/or buy a car that you see for sale on the side of the road.
DO: Check the CarFax of each vehicle you are considering purchasing.
DON’T: Just assume that you are getting every detail from a salesperson. You want to make sure you can ask him or her questions about the vehicle you are interested in, especially if it had a previous owner.
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