The Dos And Don’ts You Should Know Before Buying a Car

Buying a new car can be a challenge. It requires a lot of research and time before settling on a car, and more days spent at different dealerships just to find the right price. Even then, we may not be getting the deal we want or the deal we need. Most of the time, we come out of the dealership feeling unsatisfied and wondering if we could have gotten a better deal. However, there are a few things you can do to help you save time and money when getting a new ride.

1. Are You Sure That’s What You Need?

When purchasing a car, or any other vehicle for that matter, we are often influenced by a few factors. Among them are peer pressure, and of course, the movies we watch. After all, if you’re a young, single graduate who’s just joined the workforce, you might not need an SUV that seats eight. And yes, that sports car looks great, but does it really fit your family of five? Avoid purchasing a car simply because “my friend or neighbor has this car”, and you’ll feel a whole lot smarter when you get it. In fact, you can even read our car reviews, or check out our CARSOME Car Comparison Tool to help you out.


The perfect family vehicle for a Sunday drive down to town. 

2. Research, Research, Research

Before you select a car, the best thing you can do is learn about the car you’re probably going to drive for the next few years. Firstly, you should be looking at the average price of the car. However, it is a different thing to be looking at the recommended retail price, and the actual dealership price. Depending on the dealership, you may be getting overcharged, or you may find a cheaper price to bargain with. You will also have to look at other factors, such as resale value, fuel consumption and even the cost of road tax to see if your car is worth the money. At, we save you the time of having to drive to different dealerships who upsell you at every point. You’ll get to see the price each dealership is willing to offer, placed up front for easy comparison.

3. The Budget is Boss

When you set a budget for your dream car, it is crucial to stick to that budget. Most of the time, salespeople at the dealership will talk you into getting a more expensive variant that you can’t afford, or adding features that you don’t really need. Set a budget according to your monthly income, your daily mileage, as well as your family’s needs. Think about insurance and your road tax payments. To find out how much you would need to spend on your dream car, check out our CARSOME Cost to Own Calculator. It’ll make your planning a little easier.

Not all of us are as rich as this guy. 

There are a lot of things to consider when getting a car. However, what was then a daunting task for everyone, is a simple 10 minutes with We’ll pair you up with the right car, at the right price.

Want to know more about buying a car? Read up on how to deal with car dealerships. You can also find tips on how to choose the perfect car color before you finalize the deal.

When you’re ready to begin your journey towards your dream car,select a brand and a make to get a CARSOME dealer price quote. Soon, you’ll be bringing home a perfect car at a perfect price.

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