Are you thinking of getting a car? We know that it can be a lot to think about and have therefore produced a guide of things that can be good to check before your car purchase.
What will you use the car for?
Do you have any idea whether you should privately lease a car, buy a new one or invest in a used one? Generally speaking, larger cars use more fuel than smaller ones – so think about the car’s primary purpose, what needs does it need to fulfill? Are you only going to and from work, do you live in the city and want a small, flexible car to get around with, or do you have children and luggage that needs to fit?
Compare car models and prices
Once you’ve broken down your needs, you can start looking at which car models meet what you want and then compare prices to see what fits your budget. There are lots of reviews online about both old and new car models. There you can search among 50,000 old and new cars and find information on everything from fuel consumption and safety to the environment and technology.
When you’ve decided which car you want, it’s time to get an idea of the price situation. The price for the same car can vary quite a bit, but pay extra attention if the price is very low because there is usually an explanation for it. If you also intend to commute to work, it can also be smart to calculate the fuel consumption so that you know how much the car will cost you per month.
Test drive the car
The car may seem perfect when you read about it, but before you make a decision it is important that you form your own opinion. It’s time to test drive. Create a list of which models you are curious about, contact a car dealer or private person who sells these and ask to test drive them to get a feel for whether the car suits you. If possible, please test drive for a longer time so you have time to test how it feels to drive with all functions and equipment.
Do a check of the car
Last but not least, if you intend to buy a used car, you as the buyer are responsible for checking the condition of the car and checking who the seller is. Before signing, you should:
Examine the car carefully
To avoid problems after your car purchase, it is important to carry out a thorough inspection. This applies to everything from the bonnet and luggage compartment, to the spare tire and oil.
Check information at the transport agency
You can find out who owns the car, how long they have owned the car and whether the car was bought on credit. Avoid sellers who distinguish themselves with many car ads, short ownership periods and discontinued cars.
Take a look in the service book
Has the car been serviced and inspected? In the service book, you can check that the car has been approved at the car inspection.
Review the number of keys
Find out how many keys there are to the car. The car key is a document of value and if a key is missing, the car must be taken to a specialist workshop as soon as possible to decode the lost key so that it no longer fits the car.