Buying a car is a huge thing.
But the whole process can be quite overwhelming.
To try and make things a little easier for people looking to buy a new or used car anytime soon. I have come up with 5 things to think about when buying a new car.
Think About Cost
One of the first things you are going to want to do is think about how much money you have to spend.
As well as the cars cost price, you want to factor in; insurance, tax and the cost of keeping a car going, such as fuel and future MOTing and service costs.
Some people may want to look into things like extended warranties. Such as these warranties for Hyundai.
Take A Test Drive
You shouldn't just buy a car on how it looks.
You need to think about how you feel once you are sat inside it as well.
How does the seat feel, the wheel, is it easy to get in and out of.
Does it include the features you would like (although remember cost with this point too).
Taking test drives will offer you the chance to really get the feel for a car. Some centres even allow a weekend test drive, where you can borrow the car for a whole weekend and really get the feel for it.
Check Out Reviews
What do real people think about the car? What do the experts think of it?
Do people find issues after a while? How much fuel does it consume?
You can often find all these questions and more answered around the internet.
Bloggers often even take cars for a test and they can be a great source of knowledge when it comes to real people who aren't experts trying cars.
How Are You Going To Pay?
Before you head to the dealership it is worth working out how you will pay.
Cash, card, credit?
Sometimes if you are buying used and want to pay in cash you can cut an extra deal with them about the price.
While this isn't possible buying new, it will at least help relieve some pressure, when you're trying to remember everything you need to.
Check The Cars History
If you are buying used then you need to check the cars history.
The DVLA allows you to check for vehicle information from MOT history to SORN status for free online. If you want to know more than you can pay, which if your going to spending a lot is worth it too.
After all, this can help you a lot with the decision and will help flag anything suspicious.
So there you have just a few things to think about when buying a car.
I would love to hear your tips though, so please do drop them down in the comments!