What to Do When It's Time to Buy a New Car

Even the experts can sometimes find the process of buying a new car difficult. You may seem to think you’ve got what it takes to get the best deal possible at the time but that doesn’t mean that a few tips to ensure you get the winning deal will not go a miss.

We spoke to Cars and Co in order to find out what they think is important when it comes to buying a new set of wheels. Below is a handful of very simple, yet important tips that you should think about the next time you’re in the market for a new vehicle.

It pays to be polite to your dealer

Many think that turning up to the showroom with a trusty adviser can work wonders.

However, bringing a ‘know it all’ friend can often be a bad idea. Salespeople negotiate day in, day out, and therefore will not feel the need to give you a better deal just because your ‘friend’ thinks they know what’s best for you.

Having someone arguing your case will often only make your buying experience a negative one and could mean you end up paying more than you should. Instead, it’s always best to deal with the person you’re buying from one-on-one. Being genuine, truthful and more importantly polite towards your salesperson will probably mean you get a better price than if you try being difficult by thinking you know best.

Knowledge is king

It’s essential that you do your research before starting to look into buying a new car.

Gaining an understanding of your wants, needs and most importantly your budget is one of the best ways of avoiding an impulse purchase. Do your research into things such as what your current car may be valued at if you are considering trading it in, how much the models you are looking at cost to run and the general cost of repairs.

The more time you take to research your options before heading to the dealership, the less likely it is that you’ll miss out on the best deal.

There is no ‘best price’

With so many companies constantly offering different deals and customers being able to search car prices online you’ll soon find that there really is no ‘best price’ when it comes to cars. Many companies now offer very competitive prices in order to make a sale. When looking to buy a new car trying to find the best deal possible can often just confuse you and give you too many options to think about.

Instead, it may be a better idea to search for dealerships that are local to you as this can save you lots of valuable time. The truth is that many new cars do not have huge profit margins and so the general price of a certain model is going to be around the same no matter where you choose to shop.

Commitment is Key

If you’ve done your hours of research and found the car you want at the dealership then do not be afraid to strike a deal. Commitment is key when finalising the purchase of your new car. Try to avoid wasting the salesperson’s time. The honest truth is that you’ll often get the best price and top service if you’re serious about buying and have your deposit ready to go. That doesn’t mean you can’t haggle. If they think you’re serious about buying from them more often than not they’ll help you as much as they possibly can in order to achieve a sale.

Hopefully, the above tips will make the purchase of your next car more successful.