Buying a brand new vehicle isn’t as straightforward as you think. There are many various things that you will need to consider before you get to the final decision stage. This is a crucial matter as a car is a big-ticket item that with one mistake could cost you several millions of pesos. We here at Autodeal understand how important that decision is and want to help you make your car buying experience go as smoothly and as easily as possible. With that said, here are a couple of things you should consider to help you get the best car deal.
Know your budget
The very first thing you should consider when looking to buy any car is your budget. This especially applies if you are planning to get a new car, as you will have to make sure that your bank account is ready for it. In this case, Autodeal can give you the updated price list of your preferred brand making it easier for you to decide on what vehicle to get based on your budget.
If you think that your budget is not enough to pay for your preferred car in one go, you can look at promos or financing options that could better suit your needs. Make sure to thoroughly check through these options before buying as they come with their unique ups and downs. There are low down payment options that will require you to pay more monthly, while there are low monthly options that will require you to have a big down payment. While choosing which promo is ultimately up to you, we cannot stress enough to make sure to read and understand these carefully.
Now, if you are not up for brand new cars, you can instead look at our Used Car section to see the latest deals on the market. You can choose from a wide selection of vehicles from second-hand cars to repossessed vehicles to see which one will best suit your needs. Some of these vehicles can even be financed but these all depend on the seller of the unit.
Know what type of car will fit your needs
Once you have decided on your budget the next step is to think about finding the car that will meet your needs and standards. In this case, it is highly recommended that you make a checklist of things that you want from a vehicle and compare and contrast it to the models currently available in the market.
Make sure to consider the following aspects to see if the car you are looking at will best suit your needs. Is it fuel-efficient? Can it accommodate the family? Do you want a vehicle that can tackle challenging roads or just for city drives? Do you prefer petrol or diesel-powered car? Do you need a huge trunk space? How about an eco-friendly one? After all, being practical is one of the best traits we Filipinos have.
To make things easier for car buyers, AutoDeal provides updated car specification details on its comprehensive Car Guide feature. And to make it more convenient for you to compare cars without actually going to showrooms and getting every car’s specifications, AutoDeal has the Car Comparo page where you can compare the specs of two or three cars to identify which car tops the other on a specific area, as well as the vehicle gives the best price offer. Trust us, this will give you better insights into the cars that you eye upon.
Read in-depth reviews
By this step, you should have already have had a car in mind. It is best that you research and read up on reviews from motoring expects to further enlighten yourself about the vehicle. You can also ask around the car club page for any feedback from existing owners so you will know what you are getting yourself into. These reviews and insights will help give you a better perspective on the car or cars that you want to buy.
Book a test drive and request for a quote
Before you get ready to spend your money on buying a car make sure that you book a test drive and request a quote for it first. It is always better to test the vehicle and experience driving it yourself. In that sense, you will be the one to personally assess the car and find out how it handles and drives to see if it matches your wants and needs. It is after all your hard-earned money you are investing to make sure to never settle for less.
If you don’t have the time to go to the dealership AutoDeal has got your back. You can get a quote, inquire, and request a test drive wherever you are through the website. All you have to do is visit the brand model’s car guide and click the respective buttons. Easier and more convenient. You can also search for the local car dealerships near you.
Make sure you are talking to a trusted official sales agent
Once you’re done doing the aforementioned activities, you should ask for the assistance of a sales agent. Scams are rampant these days so you have to make sure that you’re giving your trust to the right person. In AutoDeal, you are assured that it will direct you to an official sales agent from one of its partner dealers across the country that will guide you all through the buying process.