In the market for a new or used car? Check out our 5 Car Buying Tips.
Know what a fair deal is before you go
Always look up the value of cars of interest and your trade value. In the book, I share many sites that you will you exact value of your vehicle.
Do your homework to see which vehicle will work for you
There are on-line vehicle selection sites that ask you a series of questions then narrow the choices for you.
Once you think you know what make(s) and model(s) you want
Search for car reviews of these vehicles and find out what the experts have determined. Is the vehicle reliable or problem prone?
When you’ve found a vehicle of interest, get a vehicle history report
These will not tell you everything but they are a good help.
Always get the “out the door” cash price
The seller can give you all the song and dance they want but this levels the playing field. It factors in your trade, any mark ups, and any hidden charges, any add-ons, etc.
Only after you have the out the door price should you talk financing. We hope these 5 car buying tips help you on your journey to purchase a new car!
This is just the tip of the iceberg. For more tips & details, you can read this e-book, Car Buying 101 (for sale for $2.99) and save yourself time and money when shopping for the right car for you.
Bill Hoffman, scientist and author of Car Buying 101, has an MBA in Business and has worked with the safety of vehicles for over 30 years.