Does a woman always need a man, when it comes to buying a car? Read on, to find how you can demystify car tech, before buying a car.
Sunaina recently bought a swanky new car and is celebrating life. Her parents are proud, neighbours are envious and she is cherishing a sense of independence never felt before. She has got exactly what she was looking for. All it took her to be on the driver's seat were a few parameters that she followed like gospel truth.
As disposable incomes grow, owning a car is not a distant dream. Nevertheless, a good check on what you may exactly need and what you may have to deal with can make the road ride even more fun.
Consider this - What would you do if you were to buy a new outfit or a handbag? You would definitely consider the occasion first and then the price. And then hit the market to pick what you want but not without trials, guarantee, exchange formalities and discounts. The same works for an automobile too. Does that make it sound simple?
Personality and travel requirement
Your car reflects your personality and image. Are you a sporty individual who loves adventurous trips, or a family oriented person who likes taking the family out or are you a business executive who needs a vehicle to move around town? You may even be a combination of all three. So you may need to find cars available that can fit perfectly to your lifestyle.
The most vital part of any shopping - the budget. It is your budget that will help you shortlist the automobiles according to your taste and needs. Once you know what your budget is, then negotiating can become easier. And you will be well-prepared before you strike a deal.
Research and test
Read, find and look around. Ask people who own cars about their personal experiences. Newspapers carry special automobile supplements which can help while making decisions. Surf the internet. Spend some time at a car service station, with a friend. Take time to visit various dealers and enjoy the test drive.
Visiting different car dealers may sound and be cumbersome. But it has its own advantages. You are confident while negotiating. You know what is available. You cannot be talked into deals by salesmen. While visiting dealers, never feel overwhelmed by salesmen who know automobiles in and out. It is their job. Remember they will show only what you want to see. Be firm and double check. Always move away from the dealer for sometime and decide.
Maintenance and Service
After you have signed the papers and the mission is accomplished, check your vehicle, just one more time. Double checking never hurt anyone. Check details of after sales service with the dealer. Once you have bought the car, set aside some money for regular maintenance and service. Although your car may be insured, regular maintenance is a given, for keeping your car in shape.