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3 Car Buying Myths You Need To Ignore

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When you go to buy a new car, you’ll probably have a lot of people telling you horror stories about car dealers. They have a reputation for being sneaky and trying to con you out of your money. While it’s true that there are some dishonest car dealers out there, most of them won’t be like that, but they will try to make you spend as much as possible because that’s their job and it’s good business. There are a lot of tips and tricks that people will give you to help get a lower price on your car but the truth is, most of these are myths. There are some things that you can do to get a better price on your car but you should ignore these common car buying myths when you head into the showroom.

3 Car Buying Myths You Need To Ignore
3 Car Buying Myths You Need To Ignore

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Buying A New Car Will Save You Money

You might decide that you don’t want to spend too much on your car so you’re going to go for used instead of new. But a lot of people will tell you that it’s a bad idea because a used car will keep breaking down and you’ll spend more on maintenance in the long term, even if it’s cheaper upfront. That might be true if you buy from a dishonest dealer but if you go to a reputable dealer like Hilton Car Supermarket, and you take some time to research the car beforehand, you will be fine. People get the wrong idea about used cars and picture something that is decades old, but if you buy something that is 3 or 4 years old, it’ll have all of the same features as a new one and it’ll be in good condition, but it will cost significantly less.

As long as you take good care of a used car and do regular maintenance on it, it won’t cost you any more to run than a brand new car will in most cases. The key is researching the car and finding a reliable model if you’re going to buy used.

Buy At The End Of The Month

The thinking behind this myth is that car dealers have monthly targets and if you go at the end of the month, they’ll be desperate to make a sale so they can hit the target, so you’ll get an amazing deal. The thing is, some dealers have monthly targets, some have quarterly, and some have yearly targets. The end of the month myth is actually pushed by the dealerships themselves to get more people to buy cars, so don’t fall victim to it.

Red Cars Are More Expensive To Insure

There are a few myths going around about car colour, and this is one of the most common. Some people say that you’re more likely to get pulled over with a certain colour of car and it’s often said that red cars are more expensive to insure so you should avoid them, but that simply isn’t true. In fact, most insurers never even ask you for the colour of the car so don’t let it factor into your decision.

If you listen to these myths when you’re buying a car, you’re just going to end up making a bad decision, so make sure to ignore them.


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