When buying cars, it is normal for anyone to consider the price, financing scheme available, fuel efficiency, aesthetics, car maintenance and brand loyalty. Car buying tips have been available everywhere and it seems like they mostly focus on how you can get the best discount on the sales price and how to get more freebies.
As a woman, we often wonder if salesmen would treat us any differently than if it is a man who is considering buying a car. The reality now is, yes, there are still salesmen out there who would probably take advantage and assume that a woman does not know the first thing about buying cars.
But are there really things that women should know before buying a car? Are there exclusive car buying tips for women? The answer to these questions is NOT REALLY. There should be literally not much difference whether a man or a woman is trying to purchase a vehicle. But to avoid getting ripped off on sales negotiation, you better study and make your research first.
What should you prepare for, before visiting your nearest dealership?
·Your preferred car type. If it is for family use, then you might consider an SUV, if for personal use, then a compact car or sedan is a good choice. But if you want a car that will grow with you and your future needs, then you might consider a model that will suit every need.
·Decide if you want function over form or vice versa. Some cars do not look very sleek, but offer great overall performance.
·Check out promos via the internet, there are usually specific months of the year, where dealerships offer a lot of freebies and discount so you can choose the perfect timing.
·Compare prices and offers. This will help you in haggling with your sales agent once you are decided already.
What are the other things that women should know about cars?
1. Maintenance Cost
A lot of times, when we are getting our first car, we fail to ask about how much it would cost for the regular car maintenance. The bigger your car gets, the higher your expenses. So include that in your yearly budget.
2. After Sales Service
When you are buying a car, your sales agent would probably be always around to answer all your questions and take care of your needs. But once the deal is sealed, we are now confronted with after sales service. If you dealership’s customer support is poor, then you will have difficulties in getting the most out your vehicle and dealing with problems when there are technical issues.
3. Car Insurance
Getting a car also means yearly insurance cost. This means additional add-on expenses for you. This is actually considered as car maintenance cost as well.
If you have any questions about your car’s auto parts and services, contact us. Our friendly team will be ready to assist you.
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