Do you want to buy a car and you don’t know what to look out for before buying a car? Then you don’t have to worry because I will be listing out all you need to know before you make a purchase.
- Make research on the car you intend to buy.
The first and most important thing to do before buying that car you desire is to have a good knowledge about the car. It is imperative to make appropriate research on the car you want to buy before going to a car lot to avoid being clueless. Thanks to the internet, getting the right information we need is effortless! When making your research on the car you want to buy, make a list of what you need in the car such as; the Engine size, transmission type, Miles/kilometers per gallon, Current Mileage if you are buying a used car), Fuel efficiency, Size, Cost, Age, Color
- Engine size: carrying out a research on the car’s engine size is vital; it helps you to make proper decisions. Engine size is also referred to as a car’s capacity or displacement. A car with larger engine is usually burn more fuel and produce more power than a car with a smaller engine, also, a car with a larger, and more powerful engine is likely to be able to accelerate faster than a car with a smaller and less engine.
- Transmission type: when looking out for a car to buy, examine if it’s an automatic transmission or a manual transmission. An automatic transmission is a transmission that shifts on its own, while a manual transmission the driver changes the gears by himself.
- Miles/kilometers per gallon: consider and determine the fuel consumption of the car per gallon in miles/kilometers.
- Current mileage: the mileage of the car has to be properly checked if you are buying a used car. This is also used when negotiating the price of a used car.
- Fuel efficiency: This is another important factor to consider before buying a car, you wouldn’t want to spend so much buying a car and the same time spend heavily fueling your car. A large engine burns more fuel with each revolution it turns in a minute (rpm) a car with a larger engine will consume more fuel than a small engine on the same journey or distance.
- Size: the size of a car is also important, carry appropriate research on the size you need that best suits your needs. The car’s trunk should be considered too.
- Cost: carrying out research on the cost of the car from different dealers online is a way to know the exact and real market value of the car.
- Age: You need to know the model and production date of the car. This factor is needed when negotiating for a fair price.
- Color: choosing a color from various colors has to do with personal choice and love for a particular color but you should know that certain colors give value to a car. Colors like white or silver will help the value of your car stay high if you try to resell it after 3-5 years while other widespread colors depreciate the value of your car.
- New or Used?
After making your research, it is time to decide if you will be buying a new car or a used one depending on what you can afford. Buying a new car can be done either by a complete payment or by installment, choosing a repayment period that suits you is all you need.
If you are to buy a used car it advisable you visit the mechanic so that the mechanic can help you check out the car before making the final payment. The mechanic will examine the car and point out unusual signs damage. Any power-driven issues the mechanic finds will help you decide whether to buy the used car or not, and the mechanic’s report will also provide you with the required leverage to bargain a lower purchase price.
- Test drive.
Take a test drive with the car you want to buy before you make payments. Take a passenger along to find out how the car feels on them, test-driving for an hour is acceptable and if you are satisfied with the car you can go ahead and make payment for the car.
Conclusively, look at each section of the car buying process, and put the pieces together before deciding on the car that suits your needs and budget!