Purchasing a new vehicle is a significant investment, which can make some people nervous. Most of these feelings can be attributed to poor information. There are a number of myths about buying a car that make people fearful when they really don't have to be. If you want to purchase a new vehicle, but are apprehensive, make sure you know what myths to avoid.
You Have To Lease To Save Money
Most people spend a fair amount of time in their vehicles so they want something nice. Some people are under the impression that they can only afford a nice vehicle if they lease since this option often comes with lower payments. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with leasing, don't let this be your motivation.
Don't overlook certified used vehicles. Vehicles must undergo a multi-point inspection in order to receive this label. A car with this rating is one that is basically in near new, or pristine, condition. With this buying option, you can purchase a model with all the features you want that may be a year or two old and still save money.
Don't Shop Until You Need A Vehicle
For logical people, the thought process is to not shop for something until you need it. For example, you don't head to the grocery store to see how much eggs cost until you actually need them. Toss this mindset out the window. Don't wait until you are in a pressured situation to shop, such as a failed vehicle.
All the stress and pressure will likely lead you down a path you will later regret. For example, instead of test driving all the different models, you might settle on the first option you drive just to hurry up and get a vehicle that seems fine to you at first. Instead, once you know you are approaching the time to replace your vehicle, start shopping around.
Car Salesman Prey On Buyers
One of the most widespread myths is the idea that car salesman are only out to prey on buyers. This simply isn't the case. For instance, some people are under the impression that they will be forced, or pressured, into purchasing a vehicle they don't want simply to make a sale. Salesman are interested in putting buyers in vehicles, but only a vehicle the buyer wants. There is also the idea that salesman will manipulate the price of a vehicle in order to get a bonus or extra commission. This again isn't true as there are a number of salesman who are actually salaried and don't at all rely on commission -- you can ask the Toyota dealership about their sales policy if you are concerned about commissioned sales.
Don't let a myth affect your car buying experience. Research and educate yourself for the best experience.