Car buying plan

Buying a car always is pretty big decision. No matter if you are planning to buy new, expensive sports car or just a used family car for everyday needs, there are some serious things that should be taken into a consideration to make a right decision. Follow this car buying plan to make sure you will get the best car for the lowest price.

First you should set a budget for your new purchase. No matter how much you like specific car, you won’t be able to buy it unless you have enough money. Lot of people choose a car before they have set a budget, but that can cause lot of problems. You must remember that car will require for some extra payments also after purchasing it. You will need money for gas, insurance, maintenance etc. Buying a car that coasts way too much you can afford can cause financial problems and you can end up without a car and in dept.

Next thing you should understand is ether you want a new or used car. If your budget is really low, then the decision is pretty obvious, but if you have enough money to afford new car, there are some things to consider. Used cars are a lot cheaper. Even if they have been used for a very short period of time and they are technically perfect, they will cost a lot less. On the other hand, buying a used car is lot more risky. You can’t be sure about the history of the car and there might be a need for lot of repairs. If money matters for you, you should consider buying a used car, but you must check it before buying.

Only when you have set the budget and figured out either you want a new or used car, you should start looking for actual options. Check car seller websites and car dealers according to your needs. If you like many cars which you can afford, you should evaluate them very critical and look only for cars that fits perfect. If there are only few cars you consider as acceptable, the choice will be a lot easier.

When you have done some serious searching and have come down to few options, you should test the cars. If those are new cars, test drive and theoretical information will be enough to make a good choice, because car will have warranty and only way how you can mess something up is by choosing a car that doesn’t fit to your needs. If you have found some used cars, there will be some more serious checking and testing needed. Definitely take a car to the service and check chassis number to make sure car have not been stolen and all the papers are correct.

After that you should use some negotiating strategies. Check the prices of similar cars before purchasing and use that when talking to a car dealer. He will probably tell only how good the car is and how low prices they offer, but be smart and don’t let the dealer understand how much you really need this car. Tell that you have some other options in mind as well and make them explain why exactly this car is better than others.

This action plan all together will let you make the right decisions. You won’t overpay and will be able to get the best possible car for your needs. Always remember that buying a car is serious decisions that can’t be done in one day. Take some time to consider what is the best choice for you.

What car engine size to choose?

When it comes to choosing a new car, there are lots of aspects to consider. Usually drivers know what body type, color and size of car they want, but its lot more complicated to choose appropriate engine, although it is lot more important. There are many options so we made this article to help you decide what size of engine you should choose.

The engines are usually measured either in liters or cubic centimeters. This number describes the amount of space in the cylinders. Cylinders make the power so bigger number means bigger power. Everything seems clear so far, but keep in mind that you can’t tell who powerful the car is just by the size of engine. Old cars usually have bigger numbers; however they are not so powerful, if we compare to new cars. Some of the new cars can provide a lot more power with smaller engine thanks to new technologies. Also the type of fuel affects the cars power. Petrol engine can make more power than the same size diesel engine.

The need for bigger engine is based on the need of powerful car. To know how powerful car you need, you must consider the usage of it. If you need a car to get around the city, you won’t need anything big. 1, 4 liter engine will be just fine if you are planning only to take short rides in populated places, where the maximum allowed speed is 50 km/h.

If you use your car for some bigger distances than you might need a little bit bigger engine. In this case you might choose something from 1, 4 liter until 2, 0 liter. In case of driving on motorways, the speed will be bigger, so it would be better if an engine would be big enough to ensure smooth driving. In constant speed, bigger engine also would be more energy efficient.

Bigger engine than 2, 0 liter is need only in some rare cases, for example, if you use your car for work and carry around a lot of luggage. Also trailer owners should look at bigger engines, but otherwise there is no need to look for anything bigger and more powerful.

Another aspect that might influence the size of the engine is the size of the car. Small city cars don’t need huge power. For the smallest and lightest cars even 0, 9 liter engine is fine. For family cars such as hatchbacks, minivans etc. and other bigger cars, bigger engine would be advisable. These kinds of cars should have around 2, 0 liters. Some big crossovers or off roaders might need 3, 0 liters. Bigger engine is needed only for minibuses, trailers etc.

So now you know what size of engine your next car should have. Don’t believe to the assumption that bigger is always better. Evaluate what you really need and base your decision on that.