Closing The DealWritten by Kevin Schappell
Congratulations !!!! You got deal you were looking for. Now is perfect time to mention to dealer that you are looking to trade in that car you are currently driving. This way they cannot jack up new car costs and offer you more for your car to make it seem like a better deal. If your trade-in is in good shape you should be looking for a price somewhere between retail and wholesale. If your car is spotless make sure dealer knows he will not have to recondition it. Most research sites list trade-in value in pricing reports, this is a good starting point. If your trade-in is less than perfect don't expect more than wholesale price. The dealers will take clunkers but they end up on auction block next week.
After The SaleWritten by Kevin Schappell
Enjoy your car... that's simple huh? Well it's not really that simple. Here is a list of things to think about after sale. ·Notify your insurance agent about new car. ·Read entire owners manual. Familiarize yourself with service requirements. Understand when you need to change oil, filters, and other major things like timing belt and driveline fluids. ·Get used to operating heating/AC controls and radio so you do not have to fumble around and risk an accident while on highway. ·Pop hood and find oil filler cap, oil dipstick. If you bought a car with an automotive transmission there will be a dipstick for transmission fluid also.