Finding the right car can be one of the hardest things to do, especially in a day and age where we are busier than ever, so people are looking at alternative methods to purchasing vehicles that is less time consuming but also prevents rushing into a poor decision and making a bad purchase. This is why car sourcing is becoming more and more popular.
Here are some of our top tips when using a car sourcing service;
Decide on the car that you want
If you do not know what type of vehicle you are after then have a quick look around on the internet and do your research on the specification of the vehicle, economy, safety features and anything else that is important to you on a car. Pick 2 or 3 different cars to give yourself a couple options.
Find a car sourcing service provider
Once you have idea of what car you are after have a shop around for the right company to speak to for them to find the car for you. If you are looking for a finance package to go along with the car you could benefit from finding a supplier that is also able to broker a finance package for you to make the process easier. This is not essential but could save you time and money.
Make sure you do a bit of research on the companies you are thinking of using, see what other customers have said about them online and in reviews and also have a conversation with the company and make sure you are happy with how there process works.
Be clear on what you want
Once you have decided on a car and who you will use to source the car make sure you communicate clearly what you want especially if you are picky. Lack of communication with the company sourcing a car for you will lead to a waste of time and money in most cases, do your best to avoid this!
Be careful not to have your mind changed on what you want by a company that is trying to sell you something for their benefit and not yours, listen to suggestions but if the car is not right for you turn it down, you are the one that will have to drive and pay for it.
Check the car is right when it is delivered
When the car has been sourced you will need to make sure you are able to view and test drive the car prior to you committing to it financially. Each company will have different processes in place, however you should be in a position where if the car delivered is not as described, has physical damage or has mechanical faults you should be able to reject it.
Do not be alarmed if you have been asked for a deposit of circa £500 after a car has been identified and prior to the car being purchased for you but once it arrives you should have the right to check it over and if there is something different to what was sold to you when it was found and presented to you as an option, you should be entitled to reject it or have your deposit refunded or an alternative car sourced. Try to get this term in writing prior to making any payments.
Be happy in your new car
Providing all these stages go smoothly you should be happily in your car within a matter of weeks, depending on how rare your car is. Once it arrives you should be proud of yourself for using a modern method of purchasing a car and also enjoy your new vehicle.
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