Buying a new car, especially when the family is growing can be a big deal. As with most large purchases, there are so many things to consider and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Which means, we may overlook a few important things that cover us for future issues and this is true when buying a new car.
There are 3 things that every new car buyer should look at to cover themselves from any issues when buying a new car. Things such as:
- Delivery Date
- Special Offers & Free Accessoires
- Cooling off period
Covering these off will mean that you have a better new car buying and ownership experience with no regrets.
Delivery Date – Make sure your car gets here when you expect it
When you buy a new car from a car dealer, most of the time, your car is not at the dealership itself. It’s either to come from the factory or is in the country to be delivered to the dealer.
Usually, you will be told of a delivery date of when the car will be ready to be picked up. This date is not always accurate and can at times be over-promised by the salesperson to get your sale. It’s always worth noting the date and double checking the contract.
Why the contract? Well in the contract, you will see the section on delivery of the car. If the car is delayed by a prolonged period, you might be eligible to cancel the order at no cost to you.
To help yourself, ensure the car salesperson to include the delivery date in the contract. This is ideal as you’d be covered in case something goes wrong with the delivery of your car.
Some people can have their cars delayed due to issues with shipping or at times, their car being sold to someone else. This can put things on hold and no one wants that.
Special Offers & Free Accessories – Make sure you get what the dealer told you
From time to time, you might see a special offer which includes $500 free accessories or free extended warranty on a car. This can be quite attractive and you do want to take advantage of that – saving you money.
When you do visit the dealer to buy a car with special offers, its always best to have them written into the contract so you get what you have agree on when buying the car.
The last thing we want is to end up with things missing and ruin what is meant to be an exciting time – the day you get your new car.
Cooling off period – What is it and how does it cover me?
With most big purchases, there is a cooling off period. It’s there in case you change your mind about your new car. In many states and territories, you have 3 business days to change your mind. This does not include weekends or public holidays.
If you do decide to change your mind on the new car that you have just bought in these 3 days, the car dealer can keep up to 2% of the value of the car. For a $30,000 car, this would be $600.
Knowing the cooling period exists gives you an advantage in case the car dealer says you can not cancel your order or that they will keep the deposit, if you do so.
Covering yourself when buying a new car – better buying experience
Buying a new car can be an exciting time. Knowing and checking a few simple things will make sure that the experience you have is worth remembering – not something you will regret.
Another way to ensure that you have a good experience at the dealership is by not having to spend hours negotiating at the car dealers. You can do just that by seeing what other owners have paid for their new car.
You can also get tips from 25 global car buying experts in The Ultimate Guide To Buying A Car.
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