*This is a sponsored post* Let’s face it, car buying is not the most fun experience on the planet. It can be very time consuming, overwhelming, and frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. I can say from personal experience the more prepared you are, the smoother the process will be. We just bought a new car last month, and I want to share my top 3 tips on car buying with you!
Do Your Homework- This is so essential. You need to know what you are buying before you buy it. Look up the brand, the models, consumer reports, know the invoice price, and everything in between. The more you know about the car you want to purchase, the better. Then, test drive the cars you’ve narrowed it down to so that you can compare. Make sure you know what you are talking about when speaking with a dealer. Your knowledge and confidence will come in very handy!
Determine Your Budget- Go into the process knowing what your maximum budget is “all-in” (purchase plus warranties, maintenance, etc.) and keep this in mind throughout your negotiations. This will make it much easier for you to say no or to pass on additions or higher priced vehicles. Know what you can commit to financially and make sure that it fits within your means.
Use Cars.com- Cars.com is a leading online destination that helps car shoppers and owners navigate every turn of car ownership. Cars.com is a great resource for purchasing a new and used car, as well as for selling. You can browse models and read reviews. This is one of the most important steps, if not the most important step to buying a car. Know exactly what you are getting into, and be happy with the decision you are about to make.
I hope this advice helps you on your next car buying adventure. They sure helped my family! Have you purchased a car recently? I’d love to hear your best tips!