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Publish Date - March 30, 2022

Author: Roman Golovin

Categories:   Tips & Insights For Car Buying    Auto Loans & Financing   

Money Saving Tips When Buying a Car

Over the last few years, we have seen rising prices of new vehicles due to a lack of microchips. This resulted in higher prices in the used car market. Nowadays, budgeting is more important than ever if you would like to buy a car of your dreams without breaking the bank. But how to save money in order to get the best possible deal?

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Over the last few years, we have seen rising prices of new vehicles due to a lack of microchips. This resulted in higher prices in the used car market. Nowadays, budgeting is more important than ever if you would like to buy a car of your dreams without breaking the bank. But how to save money in order to get the best possible deal?

In this article, we will give you some money saving tips that will help you create a budget plan.

Don't buy brands, buy extras

One of the best money management tips proven to work is checking different dealerships. Instead of focusing on a brand and chasing it no matter what, try to get a checklist of extras that you wish to have in your next vehicle, set your budget and start checking different automakers. You will be surprised by the amount of offers you would receive for cars you've never considered you'd ever purchase.

Trade-in your old car

With their many automotive trade-in deals, many dealerships will let you trade in your old vehicle for a good discount toward the new car sale. This allows you to get rid of your old beater and upgrade to a new ride without having to pay anything upfront. Some will even accept a trade-in for the down payment.

Make an investment

An odd strategy, yet very efficient one, is to invest in something in order to save more money. Cryptocurrency buying is one way to do it - like Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash. While Bitcoin price is high, you can buy Bitcoin Cash which is much cheaper.

Negotiate the price

Negotiation can be intimidating, especially when there's a lot of money on the line. But it's also one of the most effective ways to save money. Instead of driving away from the dealership empty-handed, keep these tips in mind to negotiate the price of your car: The biggest tip is to remember that you aren't obligated to buy anything - and you aren't even technically haggling.

Consider buying used cars

Classic cars are a huge investment that can make you money. Of course, you are not obliged to buy a legacy vehicle, especially if you want to drive your family home from school. Buying a new car means you will be the first owner of the vehicle and you will be the biggest loser financially. There's no doubt that having a new car feels better than driving someone else's vehicle. But after 3 years, once your warranty expires, you'd be lucky to have kept 50% of the value of your car.

Give run-out models a chance

Every once in a while (around 6-7 years), a manufacturer launches its next model. However, between the two editions of the model are changed, some run-out cars are left in stock. Manufacturers want to get rid of those and are willing to make up to 25% discount on such models. It's a win-win situation for those who can't make a sacrifice and drive previously owned vehicles.

Sell privately

Trade-ins are preferred options for people who would like to save some money from their new car and get rid of their old vehicle. But it's not the most economical solution, as dealers won't give you the actual price. Imagine your car is valued at $10,000. Your dealer will estimate it at around $7,000 and aim to make a profit. Selling it directly might take you some more time, but you will make more money out of your old car and that's guaranteed.

Take a loan

Making a compromise on your next car might be a big problem. Why? Because if you sacrifice too much, you won't end up with much of a car. Imagine buying a used car but your budget is $2,000 under your desired car and you buy something less reliable. You will empty your pockets with a lemon, and you will drive less of a vehicle. That's why you should consider taking an auto loan. This way, you will reduce your financial burden and afford a better automobile - more reliable and from a more desirable brand that will hold its value in the long term.

Be patient

Buyers should start their search by setting a budget and sticking to it. Although there are buyers who choose to buy new cars immediately, most buyers prefer to wait several months before purchasing their vehicle. This allows them to save up the additional funds they need while also doing more research on different models.

Summary

If you want to save cash for your next car, you need to know the right questions to ask when selling your old one. Only then will you get top dollar and be able to buy a new vehicle with maximum value - regardless of whether it's new or used.