So you’ve decided to get a new car but don’t know where to start? Look no further than this article!
We’ll tell you how not to get tricked by the car dealer and perhaps convince you that Hilton car supermarket is a best option (and also way better, duh!).
With many options available, the right car for you is out there.
But first(!) the top tips:
You don’t Need a Brand New Car
Usually, on average, a new car will lose half of its value in the first three years of purchase – some even quicker than that.
That is a lot of money to lose if you’re buying a more expensive car. Usually, cars that are 1-2 years old, or even cars used for demos are much better than a brand new car.
Additionally, some models lose their value quicker than others, so it stands to reason that you should check how well your potential car will stand the test of time.
Best Time to Buy
One of the easiest ways to cut out some costs is to buy at the right time! Car dealers in the UK work to meet targets and get those bonuses.
Naturally, those are doled out on a quarterly basis and as such, the months of March, June, September and December could be good times to buy.
Agents want to sell as many cars as possible, so they might be more inclined to haggle and negotiate for a more suitable price for you – maybe you’ll find the right one in the Hilton car supermarket!
Alternatively, the time of the year also helps; convertibles are the summer dream, so try getting one in winter!
What Type of Car do I Need?
There is a huge variety of cars to be found, online in Hilton car supermarket or in car dealerships, so making a checklist that fits your needs is an excellent place to start.
Consider some of these questions for your future needs:
- Are you planning to start a family? (don’t buy a two-seater in this case :D)
- Good fuel economy?
- Long or short drives?
- Lots of space in the boot?
- Eco friendly?
Some of these options make a car more (or less) expensive. Some will pay off in the future. What matters is finding the right option for you based on your needs and how you will use the car.
Cost of the Car
Trying to figure out how much a car will cost is very time-consuming, so there are websites like What Car? that can help you do that already.
But for your sake, here are some things you should consider to save your money:
- Smaller engine cars are cheaper because they burn less fuel.
- Petrol-run cars are usually cheaper than diesel.
- Manual cars are cheaper to buy than automatic because of the work when changing gears.
- Hybrid cars cost more to buy, but cheaper to run. Technology improvements mean more and better variety. Additionally, you get tax exemptions, and they have a good value even when being re-sold.
- Check how significant the CO2 emissions are, as that will affect your taxes. Especially now, with the new congestion charge that will be put in place.
- Small cars are usually cheaper to insure, so check insurance websites for rough estimates.
Costs of Upkeep
If you’ve committed to a car, make sure you browse more than one place for it – not all car dealerships in the UK are the same. Also, check reviews, and most importantly consider all the cost (besides the price of the car) including upfront costs and ongoing ones like these:
- Repayment costs
- Car insurance
- Servicing costs
- Parking and toll costs
- Repairs (potential)
I should think that this has been helpful to you if you intend to buy a new car.
Consider your budget and any extra costs, car use, and ask a dealer if you have more questions – they usually know their trade well. Prowl through good car dealers such as Hilton Car Supermarket to find a good deal.
Kornelija Dedelaite is a writer and researcher at Pearl Lemon Properties who lives in London. When she is not writing, she can be found clutching onto her camera or planning her next big trip abroad.