Upgrading from your first car to something a little more high end can be pretty terrifying. It’s no longer just a set of wheels to you, it’s your car, your baby, and something you’ll take a lot of pride in. But if you’ve been struggling to save your dollars and don’t think you have enough to get your sweet ride, don’t worry! We spoke to the team at Kedron Car Centre, and got the low down on how to get your dream car for less.
Go for quality over price
A car is a pretty big purchase and one that is important to get right. When it comes to used cars, it is just as important to buy from the right place as it is to buy the right car. It’s essential to look for a car with low kilometres and one that comes with log book service history. Also, ensure you’re provided with the car’s history reports and a roadworthy. If it sounds like we’re speaking in another language, maybe take a car savvy friend or family member along with you.
Buy second hand
Choosing to buy a second hand car can help you save money straight way, as well as in the long run. Most new cars will lose 25% of their value as soon as you drive out of the sales yard, so you can wave goodbye to a decent resell price. However, if you choose to buy a second hand car, you can pretty much guarantee massively reduced depreciation, which means more dollars in your pocket. You can easily save thousands on a near new car that looks and drives just like it’s brand new equivalent. There’s also a smaller wait time on a used car, opposed to extensive wait times of weeks or even months on a new one.
Purchase from a reputable dealer
It’s vital to purchase from a car dealer that’s been selling cars for a long time, and has developed a good reputation for providing quality cars to happy customers. While used car salesmen still struggle to shake their negative stereotypical reputation, you can rest assured that the team at Kedron Car Centre network within the industry, allowing them to pick and choose the right cars at the right price for clients. Choosing the right dealer can help you to save thousands against the same car you would buy brand new.
Know what you want
It’s important to know what you’re trying to achieve with a new car, what you want out of it, and what type of budget you’re willing to spend. Sure, it’s important to like the colour and the shiny inside, but if you know what type of car will suit your needs, the team at Kedron Car Centre are then able to help you choose the right vehicle.
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