Monthly Archives: April 2015

Find The Perfect Used Car Online

Before purchasing “the perfect” car online, you may want to do your homework.  Below are a few things to keep in mind when going online to buy a used car.

  • Determine the type of car. Avoid making impulsive decisions and purchasing cars that don’t match your lifestyle. Make a list of your routine driving needs and select a car that best matches those needs. Needless to say two-seater cars aren’t ideal for big families.

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Car Valuation Companies

Selling your car can be stressful and confusing.  How do you know what a fair price is?There are car valuation companies who are out there to help you with all of this. With their knowledge and expertise – you can have the information you need to make decisions when you get offers for your car.

You used to go to printed guides like Kelly Blue Book to get this information.  Most of this information can now be found online. Having the information online helps with the out of date information you used to be able to get your hands on. Online valuations allow you to get estimates about what your car is worth accurately and timely.

When using online car valuations – make sure you have the options for selling to dealership, trade in or private transaction so your estimate is accurate. You will need to enter your mileage, color, upgrades, maintenance and accident information. So have that handy before you start.

Online car valuation is an important tool and should be one of the first steps you take before looking into sell you your vehicle.

Why get a car valuation? – You need to get a car valuation so you don’t pay too much for a new one or you get paid the right amount for your old car. By knowing what the current market value of the cars  whether you are buying or selling will certainly work toward your advantage. Mileage and condition are also big factors, so please keep that in mind.

Why is knowing the car’s price important?  Unless you are made of money you are going to want to have an idea of the price so you can negotiate. The more information you have when you are buying and selling the better off you are.  Sometimes people have no clue what the value of their car is or maybe they are in a hurry to get rid of it.  You will be able to get a steal if you are armed with the correct information.  Also, you will be sure not to get ripped off from a dealership.

Insurance?  If you want to buy a new car, you will want to find out what the cost of insurance is.  This definitely adds to the price of the car. You may want to try to get some free online quotes from companies like Geico, AAA, etc.

Selling because of an accident? Your  insurance company is going to want to settle and give you an offer for your car if you have been in an accident and your car has been totaled. Knowing the value of your car will help you challenge their offer if it isn’t a good one.  Yes, I said challenge.  You don’t have to accept their offer.  Most do not know that!  So, get informed and document the information you find using the car valuation tools out there.  This will definitely help you out when you challenge your claim.  Remember it is your right to get what your car is worth!