Buying a car, even a used one, is a huge financial commitment for the majority of people. In today’s economy, every penny counts, so you are going to want to get the most for your money when purchasing your next vehicle.
Here we’ve looked at the best ways to get as much as possible from your budget:
Do your research
Look online before you view any cars to check which models and styles of car are going to meet all your requirements. Check car tax and insurance costs as well, as these can differ dramatically. If you’ve thought through what you want from your next vehicle, but you’re not certain which model is best for you, you can then discuss these needs with an advisor.
Part exchanging your old car can often give you more leverage when purchasing a new one, as the dealership will be much more likely to offer you a better deal if they know you are committed to buying from them. Get a rough valuation of your car beforehand, and keep this in mind when working out a deal at the garage.
See the records
When you’ve found a car that fits all your requirements, that is also within budget, ask to see the service records and any warranties. A car with a full service history and time left on the manufacturer’s warranty can save you a lot of money in the long run.
Research the value of the vehicle before and have a realistic price in mind when approaching a car dealer. Used cars are normally reasonably priced, but there is sometimes some leeway for committed buyers.
We offer a range of quality, used cars in Norfolk for reasonable and affordable prices, so make an appointment to visit our showroom if you are looking for your next car!