Car Sales

Buying a car is one of the biggest purchases you will make. Most Australian's buy 4 cars throughout their life, spending tens of thousands of dollars. So it's important that you do your research and choose the right vehicle.

Pick a suitable car

This doesn't just mean a car you like, but also something that appeals to your needs and your budget. Some things to consider are internal space and comfort, running and repair costs, and on-road performance. The RACV Car Selector is a good tool to find the models of car that best suit your requirements.

Get suitable finance

With so many lenders out there and 1% on new cars and free setup costs for some loans, it can be easy to fall into the trap of sugar coating. Choosing the right finance is just as important as choosing the right car and could save you thousands over the course of the loan. Best Loans First provides excellent car loans, including for people with bad credit. They work with multiple lenders to tailor a package that suits your needs.

Organise an independent inspection

If you're buying a used car, it is always worth paying for an independent inspection by a qualified mechanic. Look in the contract to ensure you the right not to purchase if the inspection proves it to be unsatisfactory.


Agree on a price

A recommended retail price is just that, recommended. So in most cases, you can definitely haggle with the salesman to get a better price. Dealers usually have quarterly targets to reach, so at the end of March, June, September and December they are more likely to accept your offer.

Another way to get a good value purchase is to visit a car auction. Abbeys Auctions hold regular vehicle auctions in Box Hill and have a vast range of makes and models. Again, do your research, but if you find your ideal car, you may just get a great price!

Look over your purchase

Once you DO make the purchase, ensure you inspect the vehicle thoroughly to ensure it is in the condition you first saw it. Check for scratches, bumps or anything else, and do not leave the dealership/person's residence until you've done so. Once you've driven away, there's no way to prove the scratch was there beforehand!

Safe driving

Always drive defensively and respect others on the road. Enjoy!

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