4 Tips when Buying a New Car

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May 2, 2014
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ballito motoringBuying a new vehicle doesn’t have to be a traumatic experience if you follow the route for car buying that’s quick and even fun.

Here are some steps that can make the car buying process trouble-free:

1. Get a pre-approved auto loan.

Before you set foot in a dealership, make sure that you have been approved for an auto loan. You can have your loan approved from the bank, credit union, or online lender and you will be shown what interest rate you qualify for. If you’re being offered a higher interest rate, it means that there are problems with your credit history and that it must be resolved before you step forward.

Getting a pre-approved loan will mean you could negotiate at the dealership as a cash buyer. Though you could get financing from the dealership, getting a pre-approved loan before walking into their lot will be the key to getting the best interest rate.

2. Find your new car.

Whenever you search for your vehicle, bear in mind that if you’re more flexible about options and colors, the easier it will be for you to find several vehicles for sale. Being flexible also allows you to have more leverage when it comes to negotiating with the best price since you aren’t emotionally attached to a particular car.

3. Negotiate for a lower price.

If you’re not so sure about the rate offered to you at the dealership, you still have another option. Request online quotes from different local dealers and make sure to compare them so you’ll know which of them offers the lowest price. Visit the other dealership, present the price given to you by the other dealers and see if they can beat the price. They’ll almost certainly give you a much better deal.

Though this may sound stressful and time-consuming, you must consider whether the potential savings you get are worth your time and effort. Getting the best deal isn’t just about getting the lowest selling price but it is also about the combination of the most enjoyable and smooth shopping experience.

4. Take time to review new vehicle fees and consider financing at the dealership.

There are many things to consider when owning a car. You have to pay the sales tax, documentation, and registry fees. Make sure to review all the fees before even signing the sales contract. If your application for an auto loan was not approved or you want to see if the dealership can offer the best rates, you may also want to consider applying from them.

As you take your new car out of the dealership lot, there’s one more thing that you need to do: enjoy your new ride.

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