How to Be Fearless When Buying a Car / Tips for Buying a Used Car
Most people begin the process of buying a car with a sense of fear if not outright dread. It’s hard to feel good about something that you do only once every 3-5 years. The sense of fear is very real and appropriate when you take into consideration your choices. You either have to go to a dealer, who is in the business of taking your money (in very slick ways) or buying from a private party, which can lead to some unsavory experiences to say the least.
In the car world it seems a lot can go wrong, and it does. That is unless you have expert help. As a car buying advisor I can attest to the difference it makes to have knowledge and experience on your side throughout the car buying transaction. Helping people with the car buying process is what I do. There are certain steps that, if followed, will result in a great experience.
Let me help you understand these steps.
There are 10 steps to buying a high quality used car. If anyone says that it can be done by avoiding these steps they are just blowing smoke, or trying to take your money. You cannot shortcut this list. If you do, there is hell to pay.
Here are the necessary steps:
1. Know What Car You Want
2. Find Your Car Online
3. Call the Dealership or the Private Seller
4. Check the Car’s History
5. Know How to Identify a High Quality Car
6. Inspecting the Car (yes, you can do this) and the Test Drive
7. Know if you Need a Mechanic to Inspect the Car
8. Financing and Negotiating
9. Handling the Paperwork
10. Know if You Need a Warranty
Each of these are crucial steps and you must know how to take them. Click here to know more about these steps. I have assembled an easy to follow website that features video and text tutorials, as well as important checklists that you can follow. A family member or friend can certainly help, but really there is no replacement for expert car purchase experience.
This is why I do what I do. I want you to have all the information you need to get the very best car at the very best price, while being in full control of the transaction. Who knows, you might be able to expertly help your family and friends buy their next car.
Greg Macke – Your Car Angel
Greg Macke is a car blogger and author of “My 7 Secrets to Buying a High Quality Used Car”. He is a professional car buyer and consumer advocate working closely in the industry to improve the buyer’s experience. His high quality car buying tutorials offer help to the car buying public. – See more at: Car Buying Support
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