Summertime is definitely car shopping season. It’s the perfect time of year to get out there and test drive a lot of different cars or trucks to determine which one you want to purchase. However, there are some things you should do before you go out to get your new ride!
Perhaps the best first step is to determine how much you want to spend. If you figure out what your budget is, then you won’t be tempted to overspend if you see something you can just afford but were not planning on buying. It’s also a great way to avoid getting buyer’s regret.
Nest, go online and do some research about the kind of vehicle you’d like to purchase. Maybe you are interested in features such as headroom or miles per gallon. If you are going to be carting your kids and their friends around, you may want to get an SUV or a station wagon. Yes! Some manufacturers are still making good station wagons!
Lastly, when you go to the dealer make sure you are willing to negotiate. The dealers are there to sell cars and if they know you are definitely going to buy, they are going to want to keep you there and not let you seek out their competition.
Once you get your new ride, make sure to come by Handy’s to get it serviced. Even if you aren’t in the market for a new car, come in and have us check your tires. Fall is coming and wet leaves can be as dangerous as ice. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!