Single Mom Tips To Getting The Perfect Car
Want the perfect car without the stress? Shopping for a car can be agonizing. Knowing a good place to look. Finding the right car for your family size and how much driving you do. Finding a price that is within budget. Right now I’m on the market for a new car but I’m sorta hiding and dreading it. It isn’t a easy decision, especially with how much money is involved. I’ll be shopping for a newer-used car, so that makes it harder, since I don’t want a lemon or junked car or to have other unknown mechanical problems. Transporting my kids around means I want them safe. I also have other family and my kids’ friends in the car, so I want one that seats at least seven. I want good mileage without the sacrifice of a small engine. All these are factors when I’m shopping.
Here is a good breakdown on some simple tips to find the right car for you.
First, it is very important to do a little research. Before you go to a lot or start messaging anyone, research some online. I have found Cars.com is a great resource to learn about cars including facts about the make, model and average price I should be paying. Their website has a huge selection of information including videos, reviews and even poor ratings. So, do some research and find what you are looking for in a car.
Next I recommend visiting some dealerships and car lots. Showing up at a dealership knowing about the cars you are looking into shows them you know what you are talking about and are educated and are able to negotiate the value of the car better. Research similar cars. You might find another car has features you are looking for, don’t like more options and you can get a baseline price. If you are looking for a used car make sure you factor in the miles, since it has an impact on wear and tear on the car, and if they car has been in any accidents.
Finally, make sure you have the money for the car you want. If you are getting a loan or plan to finance with a dealer than make sure you include the interest rate in the negotiations. The higher your credit score, the better financing offers you will get. Taking the time to do this ahead of time will improve your purchase satisfaction.
These easy tips will help you save money and find the right car for you and your family. Always do your own research and take your time when you are car shopping. You can save yourself thousands of dollars by taking your time and knowing your stuff. The more you know, the less stress too.