How to Buy a Car—the Hassle-Free Way
You hear a jarring noise and your beloved little car slows to a stop. You can’t believe it; the two of you have been together for 12 years now (and no longer have a car loan!) and have been through so much. After taking your car to the shop to get it looked at, you find that the mechanic confirms your fears: your car has turned its wheels for the last time, and it is time to start looking for a new one.
If you haven’t experienced this scenario first-hand, either you know someone who has or you will probably experience it at some time in your own life. You’ll need to know how to buy a car to get the most out of your money and to make sure you’re just as satisfied and happy with your new car as you were with your old one.
This infographic gives a bunch of tips that will be invaluable in this trying time as you say goodbye to your old car and begin your search for a new one. In reviewing this infographic, you’ll know what to do before heading to a dealership, what to do when you step foot on a lot, and what to do before closing a deal. You’ll know a little more about auto loan interest rates and negotiating, what time of the day to look and when to walk away, and will be far more equipped to begin the hunt.
So what do you dream of driving? What car really revs your engine? Maybe you’re set on buying a new car or maybe you don’t mind looking into a little bit of an older model, but whatever the case, pull out your auto loan calculator, push up your sleeves, and do just a little bit of research. Look around when you’re out on the road and decide what type of vehicle you need, whether it’s an economic and environmental-friendly hybrid or a wide-bed pickup truck for hauling loads. If you have a pretty good idea of exactly what it is you want before heading to a dealership, you’ll drive out happy, knowing you got what you wanted.
So take a look at this handy little infographic, give one last pat to your old car and rest easy; you’re more prepared than you’ve ever been now that you’ve got a few tips and tricks up your sleeve. And to tackle later down the road? Refinancing a car. Don’t worry; you can do it.Written by Sonny Bynum