Get Going With a Great Car

    Posted by Ben Davidson about 7 months ago

    You know you can’t ignore that little red light any longer and that clanging sound isn’t getting any better. If the radio worked you’d hike it right up to drown it out, but of course it doesn’t.

    All the signs are right there that you’re going to need to buy a new car and sooner rather than later.


    The question is who are you going to buy from? Private has its advantages but a dealership can give you more deals and something more in the way of guarantees should your new vehicle go wrong after you drive it off the forecourt.


    There are advantages and disadvantages to both and in this blog, we take a look at what they are.



    Private


    This is the smart choice for anyone who knows their way around a car. If you’re confident you can spot a bargain or a biscuit from twenty yards, then go the route of the private seller. 


    You’ll be spoilt for choice and should be able to bargain on the price as you stand ready to pay in cash. If your potential seller refuses to budge, walk away, there are plenty more cars on offer in the private market.


    On the other hand, if you don’t know your exhaust pipe from a hosepipe you’re going to have to put some more safety guards in place. While buying private is often cheaper it’s easy to get ripped off. Consider paying a mechanic to come with you on the hunt for your next vehicle and avoid buying something that might turn out to be a deathtrap.


    Dealership


    You’re going to find it harder to strike a deal here. Sales people have their targets to meet and will make budging that much harder. You may find it convenient to trade in your current car before you think about getting cash for junk cars as some dealers will give you money for your old car, no matter what state it’s in.


    Be prepared to pay a little more but bargain as hard as you can to get those little extras thrown in too. From heated seats to sunroofs, it all adds up to value for money. Do some research online first and find out what the average car you like is going for. Have in your mind the top amount you’d be prepared to pay and the amount you’d ideally pay. Often you’ll find the agreed price falls somewhere between the two.


    Whether you go private or commercial always make sure that your new car is safe before you drive it off the forecourt. Have your mechanic check it over and make sure it comes to you with all the paperwork.


    It’s time to give up your current car, to admit that you need to splash out on something a bit more reliable and start the process of buying your next vehicle. Do your research, find the make and model that suits you and get hunting so you can drive away happy.


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