If you are planning to buy a car, it is advisable to go for a used car instead of a new one. Buying a used car can help you save thousands of dollars. However, buying a used car involves many risks as well. Therefore, before getting in touch with a used car dealer, make sure you know how to deal with him. If you fail to negotiate well with the dealer, you may end up with a bad deal that you might regret later.
Following are certain things that you should bear in mind when dealing with a second-hand car dealer:
1) Before you contact the car dealer, make a list of all the cars available in the market and shortlist a few that you wish to consider for a purchase. Also, search online and ask friends and relatives to have an approximate idea of the price of the cars you have short-listed. This will help you negotiate with the dealer in a better way.
2) When looking for brands of car manufacturers, always go for the well-established and reputed ones. It is in your own favor to select a car model that has been manufactured in your own country. Imported and exotic cars that are manufactured outside the country are difficult to maintain as their spare parts are not easily available.
3) Also, when selecting a brand, make sure it has its service offices and authorized dealers in your area. This will help you get easy and quick assistance whenever required.
4) Also ensure that the car dealer you are dealing with is registered. Although unverified car dealers also offer irresistible offers, it is not worth taking the risk of dealing with them. You can check the credibility of the car dealer in the consumer welfare government offices.