Car Buying Tips - New Car

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Buying a car is an exciting time, whether it’s your first or fifth. There are always things to consider when purchasing a new vehicle. Please see below a few tips and advice on buying a used or new car with Autovolo.

Buying a new car

Buying a new car has its benefits. You will get the latest advances in safety and security, comfort, performance and fuel efficiently.

You may even be able to get the specification you want.

You’ll get a manufacturer backed warranty.

No MOT test for three years.

Remember rapid initial depreciation means that buying new comes at a price.

Aim to keep a new car for a least three years to spread the cost of the rapid initial deprecation.

Make sure your budget includes insurance, road tax and fuel cost.

If you would like to get the car on finance make sure you shop around for a loan as you may get a better deal than you would using the dealers finance options.

Car tax is down to how much CO2 emissions the car generates so checking car tax rates would be advisable.

Make sure any special features or extras you would like are included in the price and remember your budget when adding extras or special features.

If you are thinking of part exchanging your car then consider the value of your car based on its age, condition and mileage.

You might be able to get more for your car by selling it privately.

Don’t hand over any money until you are satisfied with the collection or delivery arrangements.

Familiarise yourself with the warranty condition before signing anything.

Try to arrange collection for a time when the seller can go through all the cars controls and set ups.

Don't be pressured into buying - walk away if you're not completely happy.