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September 2018

5 Tips for Buying a Car in New Zealand

Are you planning on buying a car soon? Whether it is your first time purchasing a vehicle or the third time, there are a few tips you need to know when buying any vehicle, such as completing research, getting car insurance, test driving and much more. Read on to learn about five tips for buying used cars NZ wide.

A car dealer holding car keys in front of a used car for sale

1. Do your vehicle research beforehand

Before you go to a vehicle showroom, it’s a good idea to do a bit of research beforehand. Many car dealerships who have cars for sale in Auckland will have a website to view their range of vehicles. The Industry Motor Group website details the vehicles we have available with manufacturing information and a huge gallery of images of the interior and exterior of our vehicles. To get the best view of a vehicle, you can also come visit our Penrose and Takanini vehicle showroom.

2. Have an idea of what type of vehicle you want.

Following on from the research tip, before you head to a vehicle showroom you should try to have an idea of the type of vehicle you want. What are your needs? Would a family friendly car be best or do you prefer to have a smaller vehicle to navigate through the city? By going to the car dealership with a good idea of what you are looking for, you can save a lot of time and be happier with your final purchase.

3. Go through an authentic car dealer

There are many options for buying a used vehicle in Auckland, but purchasing through authentic dealerships can help reduce the chance of getting a dud. Industry Motors are approved by AA Motoring for the used cars we sell. All of our vehicles have been AA appraised, and you can request an independent inspection on the vehicle you choose to buy.

4. Know your car finance options

Your budget is an important aspect of purchasing a vehicle. Know what your budget is beforehand so you can set out to find the right vehicle for you. From initial costs to maintenance fees, there is a lot to consider. Car dealerships such as Industry Motors have car finance calculator tools so you can estimate financial repayments on a weekly, fortnightly or even monthly basis. They also take into account whether you want to also trade in an older vehicle.

5. Test drive the vehicle

Do you have a couple vehicles in mind that you can’t decide between? A test drive could be the deciding factor in which vehicle is right for you. Get a feel for the vehicle and how it performs on the road to help you make a better decision. You can book a test drive in one of the many used cars for sale at Industry Motors.

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