The Buying Process: Car Sales
The Buying Process
STEP 1 - CHOOSING YOUR VEHICLE
When deciding on what your next car is going to be always ask yourself, what's its main purpose and what do I want to get from it? There are major factors that play a role in what's the most efficient and practical choices for you.
Always have an idea in mind to start with in the most you want to spend. Do you want to Part Exchange your existing vehicle? Do you want to pay up front? Do you want to pay via a finance package over a period of time? These are questions that you need to ask prior to selecting or choosing your car. After all, buying a vehicle is the second largest expense in most people's lives so a lot of thought should go into what's ideal for you, your lifestyle and needs.
When narrowing your search for your new car think of:
- Number of Doors
- Manual / Automatic?
- Number of Seats
- Petrol / Diesel?
- Fuel Consumption (MPG)
- Engine Size
- Road Tax Cost
STEP 2 - THE TEST DRIVE
Found a vehicle that you like? Test Drive it! I cannot stress how important Test driving your possible new car is. Every vehicle drives different no matter if they appear to be the same size, they have the same engine or are even the same manufacturer but different models. Don't rush the Test Drive. Take your time. Set up your driving position and get yourself comfortable. It may feel different or even weird at first but don't jump the gun. Drive it and relax and enjoy it.
Within the first 10 minutes of the Test Drive you should know if this is the car you want. If you still have doubts don't panic, the Test Drive is simply for this purpose and to ensure you are happy with the car. You can always sleep on it, discuss it, and even return for another Test Drive.
STEP 3 - BUYING AND PRE-PREPARATION
So you've chosen your new car. Let's get down to the finances.
We'll discuss with you all the possible deals available to you on the car you have chosen. We'll be able to discuss with you a Part Exchange price for your vehicle, any finance packages available on the selected vehicle and what services we can offer.
Don't forget that within the screen price of all our vehicles we offer a new 12 Months MoT, a minimum of an Oil & Filter service, a minimum 3 Months Parts and Labour Warranty and Trade prices on all future services with us on your new car.
Before confirming any possible purchase, we urge all our customers to check with insurance companies to compare quotes on prices on the selected car. You are more than welcome to use our computers on site to search comparison websites for this.
STEP 4 - VEHICLE PREPARATION
You've decided to go ahead with the purchase. That's great news! Now you can just relax.
All our vehicles come with a Brand New MoT. That's the first thing we'll do.
Once the vehicle is back with us our mechanics will get to work on the service of the vehicle. We'll even change the cambelts if they are due! (excludes vehicles under £3,000)
Our Valeters will go around the vehicle and fully prepare it for your collection/delivery date.
STEP 5 - COLLECTION OF YOUR NEW CAR
This process usually lasts 10-15 minutes. Complete your paperwork, pay / sign for your remaining balance, take receipt of your keys.
Our sales person will go around the vehicle with you to ensure you have and understand everything within the car. If you have any questions throughout any part of the process or are unsure on anything, just ask.
Article written by: Mr Ashley Dye (Managing Director)