Saving Your Self with Car Buying Tips

With today's population, it is safe to say that thousands are buying cars daily. Many of these people are being ripped off by dealerships that have chosen to not practice honestly when dealing with their customers.

However, it is still your responsibility as the consumer to be sure you do not fall prey to these dishonest folk.

This is not to say all dealers are crooked. Just be sure to use these car buying tips when out shopping in order to get you the best deal possible.

Do Your Homework

First, do your research beforehand. You need to know what you are looking to buy and what the current value of the car is.

If you show up to test a car, you had better have a good idea. If you do not know what kind of car you are looking for, you can and should look into that before, as well. Look up buyer reviews and decide what you want in a vehicle.


Once you know what it is you are shopping for and its value, its time to get financing. Your bank or credit union can tell you how much you qualify for.

You want to go to the dealer with your own financing because many of the swindles come with the in house financing companies. Even if it is not a scam, you are likely to pay more with their financing.

Do Your Due Diligence

Read all contracts carefully. Make sure all the terms are to your specification.

If there are fees that you do not agree with, toss them. You cannot avoid taxes and licensing. However, most other fees you can. Do not take the dealer's word for it when they say it is mandatory.

Ask them for a copy of the forms so you can take them home and research it. There is nothing that says you have to purchase on the spot. The car will likely not sell overnight. Take your time.

If you have your own financing do not fill out a credit report. They do not need to have this information. They will need the loan number and your license number. Never give out your Social Security number unnecessarily.

Use these car buying tips to insure you are not going to have buyer's remorse in the end. Make sure you get a mechanic to look your car over before you buy, and enjoy your new car!

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