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What to Consider When Buying A New Car

We’ve got the rundown of what you need to ask yourself when looking into buying your next car. 

  • 29 Mar 2021

When you purchase a brand-new car, its value falls by a third as soon as you drive it off the forecourt. Then will drop again by another 40% in the first year and up to 60% over three years on average, according to the AA.

There’s a major difference between what you want from a car, and what you will need from one.

Here’s a few questions you can ask yourself:

  1. What will be the purpose of the car? This could be a little school drop-off run around car, or something you’ll pack up to the brim to go on camping holidays.
  2. Is there something specific you’ll need from the car? Cheaper running costs or a reliable engine.
  3. Journey length? Are you using the car for your 30-minute commute to work or are you regularly driving long distances?
  4. Petrol, diesel or electric? This is something to really consider in terms of running the car and how economical you’re looking to be.
  5. Do you need storage room? Are you packing up and fitting in a suitcase on the regular, or do you only need a small amount of boot space for your car essentials and an extra pair of shoes?

After getting together what you really need from a car, it’s time to start searching.

Once you’ve purchased your dream car, it’s very important to organise your GAP Insurance as you will have a 90-day window in which your car will qualify.

Get your no-obligation quote today.

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