My friend girl Just bought a new car recently and it’s a beautiful luxury used car that she and her husband purchased from a car dealership. My husband and I purchased our new, non luxury family car about two years ago. I know what you are thinking, “why in the world are we talking about cars?” Because women have this reputation for not being able to hold their own when it comes to the purchase of a car, especially a used car. And you know on my blog I’m here to help us as women to be great, even when purchasing a car at a car dealership. Similar to my friend, when purchasing our car, I knew what I wanted and what it should have included. I feel Like I’m the super woman of car buying (too much?). Ladies don’t be intimidated by car salesman or the car buying process. I have some simple Tips for your super woman car buying experience.
Four Super Woman Car dealership buying tips
Tip 1: Know what you want.
This tip seems simple enough right? wrong. There are so many people who go into the car dealership buying experience with no idea of a make and model. If you know what you want, you will save so much time at car dealerships because you know what you want. I suggest thinking of everything you would want in a car all the way down to the color. Believe it or not dealerships sometimes trade cars between each other if they have a color you want to make the sale.
Tip 2: Do your Research
I am a stickler when it comes to getting the best deals possible. Some dealers have prices on-line or even deals that they sometimes don’t mention in person. My suggestion is to present every deal you see, even if you think it may no apply yo you. It shows that you have researched on your own. Speaking of research, always read reviews and video on how others experience the car’s performance. One of my favorite place that I have honestly use first hand, was Cars.com. This site shows you dealers, reviews, and even specs on vehicles. Great place to start for your new car research. Number one reason I recommend this site, if you are buying used, you need to gather as much information as possible.
Tip 3: Know your budget and your second budget.
Here is a trick, Figure out what is your absolute max budget for your lifestyle and finances. This budget should not cause you to struggle. Then pick a budget lower than this budget. Go into the dealership with your low-budget. Make them work the best deal for that budget and if it goes over you should be right back at your max comfortable budget. Remember max does not mean struggle.
Tip 4: Get pre approved before you buy.
Doing this steps can eliminate a lot of back and forth between dealers and their banks. Therefore bring in your own options and see if thy can do better than your rate you were pre approved for. My honest tip is to try a credit Union First. I may have a special place for credit unions because I feel like they are the most grounded way to bank when you pick the right one. I’m no expert, but I always have great experiences at credit Unions.
Remember to have fun picking out a new car for yourself or your family. No matter who your purchase is for, buckle up and keep other passengers safe. Cars.com even shows you how to properly install your car seat for your little ones. There are no excuses. Happy car buying Super Women!