Buying a car is not exactly cheap. Well, you can do it for super cheap, but we could almost guarantee that within the first few months, it’ll be back on the scrap heap. So many people waste their time buying truly rubbish cars, when they could be buying something that’s going to last so many years. We get that buying a car is expensive, but that doesn’t mean that you have to go for a complete banger. There are plenty of ways that you can get a really good car, without completely having to break the bank. So, if new car day is just around the corner for you, have a read on, and see how you can make sure that you don’t have a completely rubbish car.
Pick Your Manufacturer
If you want a good car, you’re going to have to go for a good manufacturer. There are some out there that really know what they’re doing when it comes to a car, and there are some that just don’t have a clue. If you were to look at the new Honda cars, you’d be looking in the right place. The newer the car, the better it’s going to run for you, and Honda cars have a good track record of staying on the road for a long time before they need something doing. Brands such as Ford however, don’t have such a good track record. It might not be that the car itself breaks, but little things will start to go wrong. There’s too much focus on electrics in their cars, and electrics are bound to break. With a brand such as Honda, there’s more focus on the driving experience, and you generally don’t see many faults coming back through with this brand. Mercedes are also excellent, but we know that a Honda is probably going to be more in your price range.
Don’t Buy The Car Outright
If you’re someone who goes and buys a scrapyard ready car because you don’t have the money to buy one outright, then you’re doing it all wrong. Eventually, you’re going to spend more money on the rubbish car, than you would if you were to get one on finance for example. Some people are massively against the finance option because it is a form of debt. But, it’s a form of debt that allows you to have a nice new car, one that isn’t going to break on you at any minute, and one that’s probably going to be a lot cheaper to run. You don’t have to splash out just because you’re thinking of getting a finance car. You can get the slightly older cars on finance, but at least you’re know that they’re going to be working fine. A lot of the finance options come with warranty as well, so you’ll have peace of mind if anything does go wrong.
Always Go To A Trusted Dealer!
You should really only always go to a trusted dealership. Whether it be a manufacturers own dealership, or just one that you know is approved by manufacturers. People make the mistake of going to dodgy garages, only to be swindled by the people working there. If you don’t know what to look for when buying a car in terms of the quality under the hood, then they could feed you a web of lies about what is right in front of your eyes. No matter what dealership you go to, always make sure that you’re test driving the car to see how it works, and always pop the hood to check for anything that looks slightly out of place. If they’re trying to sell you the car for cheaper and cheaper as the negotiations carry on, then it’s probably not going to be the car for you. They should have a firm price they want to stick to, and if they keep dropping it, it’s likely that there is actually something wrong with the car.
Looking After It
Whether you’re going to waste your money on a rubbish car or not, you should always make sure you’re looking after it when it’s in your hands. Be sure to always drive it in the right gear. For example, if you’re pulling off in first, don’t let the rev count go above 3000. You’ll just be damaging the engine and the gear. Try not to speed around and wear the breaks down. Brake discs and pads are expensive to change, so the last thing you want to do is get them worn out quickly!
So, we hope now that we have convinced you slightly to splash the cash more on a newer car!