All large purchases are always intimidating, especially if you are uninformed about the industry. One of the scariest purchases is buying cars. Many people fear they are getting ripped off and you surely don’t want that. You may think that wheel chair accessible vehicles are hard to come by, but it’s a lot easier than you would think to adapt your vehicle. Take a look at some of our tips when going car shopping for your adapted car.
Never buy a car on your first purchase to the showroom. Every car dealer will try to get you to walk out with a new set of keys in hand. While this may be tempting, understand that this is a big purchase. Take your time shopping around and make sure that the deal you’re being offered is really the best one for you.
Find out about the different warranties that are available. You do not want to spend thousands on a warranty that is not going to cover the repairs that commonly occur. Instead, shop outside of the dealership to find one that will cover the repairs at a better price.
When buying a new car, check out reviews of the vehicle on the internet before going to the dealer. If people have had bad experiences with the car you are thinking of buying, you might want to choose a different one. Most new car loans are for 6 years and you do not want to have problems with the car in that time frame.
When overbearing salespeople are difficult for you to handle, take someone with you when you shop. It could be a friend or a family member, as long as whoever you take has some knowledge of the process and isn’t a “pushover.” Tell your companion your priorities and budget goals in advance of your trip.
Due diligence should be exercised when planning your car budget. It is imperative that you take a full and realistic look at your budget. Not only must you consider a car payment, you must also consider insurance, gas and maintenance for the vehicle. There is nothing worse than having a vehicle that you cannot afford to drive. You should also consider the costs needed to adapt your vehicle if it hasn’t already.
If you aren’t concerned about getting the absolutely latest model, consider car shopping in November or December. During this time frame, dealerships will offer deals on the current models. They want to clear out their inventory to make way for shipments of the next year’s models. This means that you will be offered more incentives, lower sticker prices, and more room to negotiate!
Only use reviews on the internet as a general guide. A lot of people when they have problems with a car will post negative reviews on the internet. So look at all the reviews for common problems as opposed to a general ranking. If there is a problem with a major component, then probably find a different vehicle.
If you’re sensible you can get some really good deals on a vehicle. Make sure the vehicle is able to be adapted first before purchasing, as not all makes and models can, especially if they are older. Wheel chair accessible vehicles can really help you to have the freedom of driving, and will greatly improve your life.