- Buying a car is significant investment, which requires that you consider all your needs and options before the purchase and avoid making any decisions based on emotions alone.
- Decide what kind of a car model you want and how much you are willing to pay for it. Get acquainted with test results in car-themed literature and on internet forums: compare car models, prices, fuel consumption, CO2 emission figures, durability etc.
- If you do not have sufficient funds to purchase the car in full, you can use the option of buying it on a lease or taking out a loan (small loan, consumer credit). A purchase in instalments is also possible if you are buying the car from a private person or a company that is not a VAT payer.
- Assess the popularity of the car After selecting a desired model, find out how often cars of that type and age need repair works, how easily accessible are its spare parts, how costly will the repair works be, and how well this particular car model starts in winter conditions.
- Get insurance. Do not forget to sign a mandatory motor insurance contract after buying a car. Keep in mind that the mandatory motor insurance will not cover the cost of repair works to your car. For that end, you ought to purchase motor own damage insurance, which is a voluntary vehicle insurance.
- When driving a car, you should also know what to pay attention to when parking.