Do You Need Help Picking A New Car?

Posted by Ben Davidson about 6 months ago
Of course you do. Picking a new car is a complicated process. It’s one we all go through at some point, whether we’re talking about your first ever car, or a few years down the line where the car you have at the minute is on its last legs. As exciting as this process is, there’s a lot of things you need to consider. Whether you’re outright buying a new car, or you’re going for something a bit more second hand, there’s a fair bit of money involved. You don’t want to go for a car that is too expensive, you might mess up your finances in the long run. So, even if you don’t feel as though you need any help picking a new car, we still want to give you some advice that should mean you’re going to make all of the right decisions with your future car!
Check The Essentials

The essentials are something you should always be checking before you even give the car a thought. So, don’t just pop the hood and not know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for any obvious leaking, and how rusted the engine bay is. Signs of rusting can mean that the car has been overworked, or not treated properly. Then you want to take out the dipstick for the oil and see what the levels and consistency are. It shouldn’t be too overfilled, so if it’s past the ridges, something could so easily go wrong with the car. It also can’t be too low, and it definitely can’t be dark, thick, and sticky. This is a sign that the oil hasn’t been filled up for a long period of time, suggesting neglect, or it could mean there’s a problem with the oil filtration system. Other than that, just check for general wear and tear of the car!

What About Your Old Car

Your old car is one of the most important components here. It’s the last bit of money you’re going to be able to get to put towards your new car, and the amount of money you can get varies depending on your selling method. Cash for cars is a service where you can scrap your car, so this might be the best option for you if you know your car isn’t worth much value anymore. But don’t let that put you off. Scrapping your car for parts can actually get you a nice little amount of money! There are also other methods of selling your car that we recommend you try out!

Trusted Dealerships

Always make sure you’re going through a trusted garage or dealership. A dealership will probably cost more, but you can be more confident that you’re getting a well oiled machine. Plus, a lot of dealerships offer warranty on the car, meaning you’ll be able to take it back within a certain amount of time if things seem to be going wrong. A garage is where you’ll probably be able to find a better deal, but you can never be too sure whether the lower price you’re paying is due to the lower quality of the car.

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