With the Christmas cheer in the air, you may feel that it’s the right time for you to consider buying a new car, but what factors should you bear in mind? Similarly, what should you be thinking about if this is going to be your very first car purchase? To help you out, we’ve decided to provide you with some very useful tips for buying your next, or first, car.

To start with, don’t just jump into a purchase. If you walk into a showroom and you see the dream car, no matter how sparkling it looks or how great the price seems to be, you should take the time to think about the deal and weigh up all of the pros and cons before actually buying it. The last thing you want to do is to decide on the spot to buy the vehicle, only to regret it a few days later or to learn that it has some flaws that you hadn’t noticed because you weren’t able to take the time to check for such issues. Considering that it would most likely be a long-term deal, it could be several years before you could change your car without paying out a lot more money, so don’t be swayed by a flash sale and the heavy persuasion of a salesman; go home and think carefully about any plan before agreeing to it. At Accept Car Finance we discuss with you the options available to make sure you are buying the right car not only to meet you needs but also to be your pride and joy.

Next, make sure that you scour the whole range of cars that you would be interested in. Let’s say that you spot a great car in the showroom, and you do go away and think about it, and you decide “yes, that’s the one for me”. But who is to say that there may not be another, similarly- or lower-priced option, perhaps one with fewer miles on the clock and increased functionality? This applies even more for a model that is produced by a manufacturer whose ranges are very similar, with only minor adjustments or mid-series updates. A car purchase will be felt for years, so you want to make sure that there are no other alternatives available which could be as good as the option that you are considering before buying it.

Finally, if it happens to be your very first car purchase, it helps to speak to more than one person who has bought a car before, whether it be a relative, a friend or someone within the automotive industry. They will be aware of the little details, the unwritten rules, and the hidden terms and conditions which aren’t necessarily pointed out to you by the salesman, but could end up playing a huge role in the plan that you are signing up to. Those with experience of buying cars will have encountered such situations before, and they will know how to avoid them or, alternatively, speak to the salesman to structure the deal in a manner that these crucial points are fair to all parties. You may have the attitude of “I can do it myself”, but again it could lead to regrets if you miss an important detail that ends up greatly impacting the future payments you will be making.

So, these are just a couple of the best tips we can offer when buying a car, but you can find out much more by giving us a call today or visiting our finance options pages. Over 95% of our stock can be acquired on a no deposit finance deal with unbeatable low rates. Want to know more? Call us on 01925 599079.

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