Guide to buy a car online


18th November: Purchasing a new car online is both an exciting as well as a challenging task. However, with these following tips, you can make the process of buying a car through internet a smooth process. 

18th November: Purchasing a new car online is both an exciting as well as a challenging task. However, with these following tips, you can make the process of buying a car through internet a smooth process.

Following are the tips for purchasing a care online—
Verify the seller—Before proceeding with the process of online car buying, you must ensure to deal with a car dealer who is having good repute. After deciding the car you intend to buy, the first and foremost step is to contact the seller through e-mail and ask him to show you the vehicle in person. And if the seller resists in showing the car, the clue is that there might be no car for sale. You can clear your doubts about the validity of the car seller in order to know him better.

Take time to research-You must invest time in doing research about the history of the vehicle’s condition and other details. Begin with VIN (vehicle identification number) since it holds the answer to the history of the concerned vehicle. You can then contact AutoCheck or other such companies to know about the various details of the car to know whether the car has been involved in any accident or other mishap, is the airbag deployed in the vehicle or has the vehicle been ever resalvaged.

Compare the car prices and test drive-–This is equally important. You can research about the car prices at various other car selling sites in order to get an idea of the prices in the market. Also, you need to test drive the vehicle you intend to buy before making payments. Ensure that the car model is comfortable for driving.

Check incentives–-Do not miss any of the incentives that the car seller might be willing to offer you while buying a car online. You can also know about the promotional offers or incentives offered by the car seller by visiting the website of the manufacturer in case such offers are not advertised on the internet.

Be safe while paying-Do not send either a check or a wire transfer since the payment made through these methods cannot be retrieved back once it is collected. The best method of making payments is either through a secured browser starting with a URL of ‘https’. Another option is to pay using your credit card. PayPal is also considered a good way of making payments.