Getting a new car is costly. If you get a brand new one, its insurance and registration costs are expensive. If you get a used one, you may save a little on insurance and registration costs but you may end up still spending more on maintenance and repairs. Buying a new car is not an easy decision to make, especially if you intend to cut some unnecessary costs in the process. However, just because it is difficult doesn’t mean that it isn’t doable. Here are some things that you can consider in buying a new car, either its brand new or a used one.
1.) Ideally, the cost of a used car is far lesser than a brand new one hence you can already cut costs in buying a second hand car. However, you must be sure that such car is still in a very good condition and doesn’t have any major defects. If you want to buy a used car, the best people that you can run to are your family and relatives or your close and trusted friends. These people will give you the best deals and are honest. What normally happens when people sell their cars is that if it doesn’t have any major defects, they sell it to their family, relatives, and friends, and if it has some defects that can be concealed, they sell it to other people. Be cautious about buying cars online if you don’t know who the seller is. If a car has lots of defects, it is better to buy a brand new one. Brand new ones doesn’t have defects.
2.) If you opt to buy a used car, be sure to bring a mechanic along with you if you don’t know how to look at a car’s condition. Don’t buy a car just because it looks good but buy a car because of its good running condition. A mechanic knows how to look at a car’s condition and should there be any defects, he knows either how to fix it or knows somebody or somewhere who can do the job. For brand new cars, you won’t need a mechanic.
3.) Buying a brand new car can sometimes be more cost effective. Brand new cars doesn’t have defects and you’re guaranteed that you’re the first user. Brand new cars have warranties not just on its motor but also on its accessories. Should there be any defects that come out within the warranty period, you’re certain that you can have it fixed for free. Used cars don’t have guarantees and worse, some companies waive off the warranty if the original owner or buyer sells it to another. Aside from warranties, you can also avail different services with a brand new car such as free oil change, free check ups, and free-of-charge services.
4.) One very popular way of cutting costs in buying a brand new car is to trade in your old one. Most car companies are into recycling and they recycle old cars in building new ones. If you trade in your old car, no matter how bad its condition is, you’re certain that you can earn huge rebates. Normally, trading in your old car can make you cut costs by 10% to as high as 40% depending on how good the condition of your old car is. What’s great about trading in is that you get to have a brand new car in exchange for your old one. There are also some used cars that you can buy by trading in.
5.) It’s a protocol, cars will not be allowed to run if it doesn’t have an insurance and registration. Getting an insurance policy for your car is costly, much more having it registered. Some ways to reduce insurance costs are befriending the agent that assists you in the processing of insurance, be a member of firms that provide assistance and service in providing insurance to cars, or you can reduce the coverage for your car. The third choice is a very risky one and is not advisable. However, should you use your car in a not so populated area, you can consider taking away some coverage or protection. However, also keep in mind that an insurance policy serves a good purpose and that is to keep you from spending too much just in case something happens to your car. If your car is precious to you, then you should get the best and most practical insurance coverage there is.
The best thing to do in cutting costs in buying a new car is to think over what kind of car you like. Is it really necessary to get a brand new one or can you settle for a used one but of course is still in a very good running condition? If you opt for a used one, do you know somebody that you can assure that will give you a good one? The kind of car you’ll also buy will also affect your pocket. Do you need a huge one or will a small one do? What do you really need a car for? Work? Sending the children to school? Create a good business impression? These are just some of the few things that you should consider so you’d be cost effective in buying a new car. Don’t be impulsive, think things over. If you know what you really need and want, you’ll not end up wasting a lot of money.