Buying a new or used vehicle can be intimidating to even the most seasoned car owner. With a never-ending supply of car-buying hacks and guides, it can be difficult to decide which tips are useful and which are worthless. Fortunately, Trick Trucks has developed our top three tips for an easy and smooth new or used car buying experience.
Never buy a car being sold “as is.”
When searching online or at a dealership, the vehicles might not always be top quality. “As is” cars tend to catch the attention of individuals looking for a used vehicle at a great value. But this great value often comes at a great cost.
If a used car is sold “as is”, that means the vehicle does not come with any warranty or guarantee from the dealer or seller. As soon as the money trades hands, the car is completely yours, which means it is completely your problem if something catastrophic happens.
To make matters worse, “as is” is often code for hidden problems. When a dealer knows the vehicle is faulty, but still wants to make money, the dealer will mask all the problems until the new owner drives it off the lot.
Do not settle, ever.
Have you ever bought something just because it was right in front of you – only to regret it immediately? That’s what will happen when you rush into something as big as buying a new car. If taken care of, vehicles can potentially last decades, so it is important to find one you really love.
Once you have determined the style and size of vehicle you want, do not stray or settle. Do not buy a compact car just because it is a couple thousand dollars cheaper than a mid-sized SUV, this will only cause you future troubles.
Or if you find your dream make and model in a different color, do not rush into buying it. It is always better to wait a couple more days, weeks, months, until your dream car is finally available.
Factor in additional costs to your final budget.
Budgeting for a car can be tricky, but luckily for you, we have a simple trick to hack your budget. If you are looking to pay $15,000 in total for your new car, start looking for cars in the price range of $12,000 or $13,000. To stay below your budget, prospective car buyers should factor in additional costs, including tags, taxes, and titles. All of these things can quickly add up to two or three thousand dollars.
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