Buying one’s dream car is always a difficult task for many. But when you do some research on a car before buying, you get the right car to savour every moment of driving. These are some useful tips to help you in buying a car:
DRAW YOUR BUDGET
First of all, you decide whether to buy a new or used car. When you are buying a new car, you may feel it is expensive; still you have the advantage of a problem free car. When you go for a used car, it will fit into your budget.
Some consider buying a used car as buying someone’s problem. But to save you from getting into trouble, do some research on the car. Check the car’s relative worth in the used car market. Also make sure, while selling this car after a while it retains its value.
When we want to buy a car, we go by our tastes. But you should select a vehicle after taking into consideration of how much you can afford to pay for it. If you love to travel by a recreational car and your situation does not require it, then you should go for a passenger car.
PLAN FOR YOUR LOAN
After arriving on a budget, decide whether to pay cash or to take a car loan. Select a bank for car loan that offers you the best rate of interest.
DO ONLINE RESEARCH
Since you invest huge amount on a car, do enough online research about the car before actually hitting the showroom. By using our site, you can do car search by make, by year and by price; you will find a ready reckoner that can calculate the loan interest.
COMPARE ALL CARS IN THE SAME CLASS
Before you approach the car showroom for your purchase, finish all your research on your vehicle. If you want to buy a sedan, consider all the cars in that class and finally decide. Do not buy a particular vehicle just because you like it; you opt for a vehicle based on the requirement not on your wish.
BE AWARE OF THE LOCAL RULES
While buying a new car, be aware of the latest rules in registration and renewal of cars. ‘Procedures and Tips’ available on our site would be of help to the UAE users to get updated on the local rules.
PLAN THE TRANSMISSION TYPE
You should also see whether you are going to buy a car on manual or auto transmission. Automatic transmission is widely preferred in the UAE.
CONSIDER LENGTH OF COMMUTE
You should also see how long is your commute. Based on your commute, you should select a comfortable car.
DECIDE THE SIZE OF YOUR CAR
When you plan to buy a car, you should see the number of people to be transported. If yours is a big family, you can opt for a car with space for all. If you require cargo carrying capacity in your vehicle, select a car with more cargo capacity.
Also, based on the parking area provided for you, you can go in for a small compact car or a big vehicle.
CONSIDER THE TYPE OF THE LAND
The type of the land you are going to travel on is also a major factor to decide your car. If you are going to travel on deserts or dry land, you should choose a car that is suitable for the terrain.
CONSIDER MAINTENANCE COST
A car may be cheaper to buy; but to maintain it may be expensive. So, while buying a car, check both these factors. Fuel cost, Insurance, Maintenance cost and depreciation factors to be considered before finalising your car.
SEE FOR FUEL ECONOMY
Check for fuel economy. Buy a car that saves fuel.
TEST DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE
Test drive your vehicle. After test driving, if you are still not satisfied with the vehicle, you can test drive other models from other dealers.
Make sure that you finish all these steps before buying the vehicle with which you are going to live for long.