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:
- 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.
- Is there something specific you’ll need from the car? Cheaper running costs or a reliable engine.
- Journey length? Are you using the car for your 30-minute commute to work or are you regularly driving long distances?
- Petrol, diesel or electric? This is something to really consider in terms of running the car and how economical you’re looking to be.
- 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.