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5 Common Car Buying Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

5 Common Car Buying Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

When you’re in need of a new car, it’s important to do research to make sure you’re spending money wisely. There are numerous make and model options available, but you have to buy the car that makes the most sense to your needs. From understanding your financial situation to knowing details of the NJ Lemon Law, you have a few factors to consider before making a purchase.

5 Common Car Buying Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Looking to buy a new car, here are some items to consider.

Know Your Needs and Budget. Before you begin checking on vehicles, it’s important to first check your finances and work out a budget. What type of the car is best for you and your family and which makes and models are the best buy for the money? When shopping, conduct initial research so you are aware of MSRPS (manufacturers suggested retail prices) and common prices consumers end up negotiating for the vehicle. An educated consumer is an effective consumer.

Lack of Research. With the vast amount of research tools available, there’s no reason not to do your research. A simple internet connection gives you access to vehicle price guides, accident reports, reviews and more. Make sure you do the appropriate amount of research and shop around before making a decision.

Not Understanding the NJ Lemon Law. Your state has a law that offers protection protects you against buying a vehicle that won’t work or poses a danger to you. Under the law, terms are outlined applying to a vehicle that has a critical defect or condition that prohibits or affects its use and can’t be fixed after three attempts, or causes the vehicles to be in the shop 20 or more days. This law protects you from being stuck with a lemon. New Jersey Lemon Law Attorney can provide completely free legal help to consumers using the fee –shifting provisions of the Law.

Not Shopping Around Enough. There are dozens of options available when it comes to finding the vehicle that’s right for you. Whether you’re shopping locally or looking to have a car sent or driven to you, the internet is a vast resource for finding a car. This comes in handy when you have an exact vehicle you’d like, so you can narrow down your search criteria.

Not Doing Your Due Diligence . Even if you find the perfect car, it’s important to test drive it and get it inspected. Make sure every function is working properly and if you have a question, ask before signing on the dotted line. This will put your mind at ease, since you’ll know that the car is defect free and without serious problems. By following this criteria, you’ll go a long way toward a quality car purchase.

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Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
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