Wednesday, March 23, 2011

100% Smoke Free Australian Car Day – Used Car Buying Tips

Are you ready for a smoke free day in Australia? Waroon’s All Australian Car Day VIII is not just about classic car shows but also about friends gathering together to bring back the old days and exchange conversation. It is also a family event and exposing them the classic cars. This event is one of the largest car events in Western Australia. Despite the display of 500 classic Australian cars and the head count of the visitors, everyone can also walk around the huge market area with 100 plus stalls providing variety of crafts, produce and automotive related goods. There’s a range of great country foods, regional wine and gourmet produce in the hall. There are games, rides like free scenic bus tours, outdoor variety and face painting are available for the kids to enjoy their day. We’ll see you in Waroona!

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What: 100 Per Cent Smoke Free All Australian Car Day VII
Where: Waroona Town Oval, South West Highway
Waroona, Western Australia
When: April 10, 2011

You will not regret in coming to this great event. You might want or plan to buy a second hand car so don’t forget that buying a car is intimidating. If the car you seek is not brand new, it is wise to consider some things before spending your bucks on a second hand vehicle. To ensure you for buying the right second hand vehicle and before meeting the sales person or finance manager, you will need these tips before buying a used car.

1. Know the Car’s Actual Value
Before buying a brand new car, you should check the sticker price or the invoice price to determine the different prices of the vehicle being sold by different merchandise. Even if you are buying the second hand vehicles, it is advisable to check the different prices in the internet. You can actually check them in forums. Determine also the accurate used value of the vehicle. The longer the vehicle was used, the lesser it costs. This will ensure you when negotiating the sale price that the car dealer or private dealer will not take advantage of you just because you are uninformed.

2. Find Comparables
Just like when you are finding a house, finding similar second hand vehicles for sale and comparing them can help you get a fair deal on a used car. You can search online or search for a local car dealer that sales the same or similar brand, model and year. Take note of the different prices and the status of the vehicles. By the way, don’t tell them that you have are comparing or that some car dealer’s car is this and that. Just bottle all the comparative part to yourself.

3. Get Car History
Even if you do not know whose car you are actually buying, you can still know the condition and history of the car. Many dealers will provide the vehicle’s history if you ask them. If they don’t know the history, you can always check with the VIN to pull a report and see if the vehicle has major issues you should be aware of. Even if it is a private seller, it is wise to pull the report to ensure that the seller is being completely honest and make sure there’s nothing hidden inside the trunk like a skeleton or something.

4. Consider Warranty
If the vehicle you are planning to buy is not a very old model, there may still be a warranty on it but not as long as you expect it to be. If the warranty is available, it should be transfer to you upon purchase of the vehicle from the dealer or seller. If you bought it from the private seller, it is highly unlikely that the warranty is available. Ask the dealer how long he guarantees the vehicle’s status. Do your inspection and test drive really well? Just try not to get it damaged before returning the vehicle.

5. Ask About Return Policy
The Federal Trade Commission recommends that all used car buyers inquire about the return policy. If the dealer or seller has no return policy, make it even more certain that you want the car despite the condition before purchasing it. If you are in doubt, just walk away. When buying vehicles from private sellers, it is wise to carefully consider the purchase since they are never willing to accept returns and you will end up paying u more bucks to maintain the vehicle. - Motor Guide Australia



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