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Outdated car buying tips

February 23, 2021

When the time comes to buying a new car we all want to know the latest tips and tricks. But what if some of those tips are out of date, or even worse, just wrong altogether. To help you save time, as well as money, check out these outdated car buying tips:

 

1. Warranties are a scam

If you’re skeptical about warranties then, this one is perfect for you. The best thing to do is get yourself clued up on what your car warranty does and does not cover and by doing this, you’ll save yourself a fair few quid in the long run.

Also, if you’re getting your car from a dealer, it’s definitely a good idea to ask as many questions as you can about your warranty if you get one, don’t just assume that you will.

2. The best deals are always online

There’s no doubt about it that you can now shop online for the best car deal and have secured a car within minutes. Let’s not forget though that this is only one part of the car buying process. There’s so much more to discuss, like, interest, financing, trade-in price, and upgrades. This is where you want to be able to negotiate, as you might be able to bag yourself an even better deal and you can’t really do this online. Physical over virtual any day of the week.

3. Don’t negotiate in person

So even if you don’t know as much about cars as the salesman at the dealership, you’ve still got a good chance of negotiating with them. Be confident. Car salesmen do this for a living, day in, day out, but don’t let this put you off. If a deal isn’t what you want, you can just walk away, no skin off your nose. As long as your buying from a reputable, trusted car dealer, and you’ve got a bit of knowledge and know a bit about what you’re talking about, you’ll be able to negotiate with a used car dealer and a private seller.

4. Don’t trust the dealer’s inspection process

No one’s perfect and it’s to be expected that dealers can miss things when looking over a car, but at the end of the day, they’re doing their best. Of course, there are dealers who are just looking for a quick sell with a loose certificate process, but dealers are there to carry out full inspections and help you get the car of your dreams. It’s down to you to make your judgment and see if their inspection process is up to scratch.

5. Stay away from red cars

Red is danger. Red cars affect your insurance price. This is so outdated. However, because of this myth, some people do actually avoid buying red cars, which is a bonus as this means they often sell for less! So perhaps instead of looking at all the colour cars that you’d normally look at, why not have a sneaky peek at some red ones and see if you can bag yourself a deal.

 

Are you ready to sell your car so that you can treat yourself to a new one? We think that we might just be able to help you with that. Bag yourself a deal with one of our trusted car buyers right here. Get your FREE online valuation today and be one step closer to selling your car for the best price possible.

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