Things to look for before buying your new car

Finally, after years and years of waiting, You finally arrive at the car dealership. Your eyes are all gleaming with happiness and pride. You are inching close to your dream. But suddenly, this dreaded question crosses your mind; “Will it be the right car for me?”. Yes, all of us cross this point. But worry not, Here are some helpful tips to get you through that without breaking a sweat.

Start Shopping

Say, If you’re looking for a particular brand do make it a point to visit at least 3-4 dealerships. It will give you a fair idea about the quality of dealerships and how they treat customers. Also ask about what kind of discounts they offer, although this will be the same for all the dealerships. The company decides the discounts. The dealerships don’t.

Have a clear idea about your needs.

About the size of the car, power, features etc. And all that you want. For eg: If you are single or just married, The Maruti Suzuki Alto will be a perfect choice for you to start with. Also factor in how much you can spend in the car. With the advent of EMIs, It’s very easy to overshoot your budget and cross the limit you have set for yourself. Be very careful in this regard.

Drive until you get satisfied

Drive until you get satisfied

Drive until you feel satisfied

Some sales people might be very impatient. Don’t budge. After all, It’s your hard earned money that you are putting down to buy the car. Do take your time to get acquainted with the car. No hurry in that part. Don’t feel shy or be afraid to ask the sales person a lot of questions. Get all your doubts cleared even if you feel it might be silly and stupid.

Research a lot

Research a lot

Research a lot

Especially about the brand and it’s position in the market. It’s not going to be helpful if the brand is sinking and you buy their product. What will happen if they shut shop and leave tomorrow? You will have nowhere to go!. You always have the internet at your disposal to check out all that information.

Diesel or Petrol

Diesel or Petrol

The type of fuel

This is also a very crucial part in your buying process. People always think buying a diesel car is the best option to save money. What they don’t know or realize is that they are already paying a lakh or more to buy a diesel version of a specific model. Now at first, you will have to recover that money. Then you can talk about saving money on fuel. This can only be achieved if you clock enough kilometers in a year. You will have to do the math in this case. So be wise in choosing the type of fuel, according to your needs.

Car ownership and servicing cost

Car ownership and servicing cost

Please do pay heed to this part

It won’t be enough if you buy the car alone. You will have to maintain it in top shape to extract the maximum safety, comfort and performance out of it. If not, well maintained, You’re only going to face problems. See if it fits in your budget. That way, You are ensured with peace of mind and also will have a trouble-free ownership experience. Happy Motoring!

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