Buying a new car for your family can be a milestone in your life. However, there are applications available right now both mobile and website based that you can put into use to get the best deal for the car. It is now possible to procure a new car while they are out doing other necessary chores of the day such as completing an important presentation at the office or even lining up in the grocery store to purchase the daily food items. It is possible because all the specifications are available in the online portals. There are websites and mobile-based applications that lets you view many cars along with price and specifications all at the same time

Car Buying - How Cars for Sale Search Apps Can Help You Land a Great Deal

How can you land into a good deal?

Here are certain tricks you can apply while using the car for sale or car finder applications to negotiate a good deal for your dream car.

1. Do a thorough research first on the type of car that will suit all your needs. It is useful to browse the automaker’s sites to get access to the photos and also learn more about the features and options on the vehicles. You can use the materials to select the right car or SUV. If you are looking to buy a used car, then you probably should check the car’s history. There are times when used cars happen to have bad records. Checking the history can help you determine if the car you are buying is ideal on or not.

2. The next step will be to contact the sellers. If you have found the vehicles that have met your desired requirements, use different contact options to get in touch with them about the car. Also, ask them a few standard questions and then ask them if the vehicle is available for a test drive.

3. Now that you have to buy the vehicle, it will be convenient if you have a preapproved loan. You will get an idea of the amount you can afford. You will have an interest rate you can compare to the dealership financing that will offer the lowest percentage rate. Do the research yourself on this too and find out a bank that will work out best for you.

4. Check out if the selling price of the car does correspond with the estimated value. If both the prices are at dead even or slightly less, then you can try to negotiate for an even better deal.

5. First, verify that the car you wish to purchase is in stock or not,.This is because it may have been sold recently and the online inventories might not have updated about it when you browsed through the site. Now that you have a few chosen cars, it will be a better option to go through the car inventories to sort out the favorite color and also the desirable features instead of configuring a vehicle on the automaker’s website wishing you will get the one you hoped.

6. Many vehicles that are generally sold do have add-ons such as floor mats, theft protection packages, etc. that can add up to several bucks into the final selling price.

7. Book an appointment beforehand with the sales personnel and the test driver so that you can discuss all the critical terms about the car deal and also try out the car at your convenience.

8. Investigate and test drive the vehicle. Before you begin negotiating the terms of purchase, make sure that the car is in excellent condition. Never take the seller for a word and check the requirements of the vehicle by yourself.

9. Do try out the vehicle on several different types of roads and ask yourself a few questions before you proceed with the purchase, such as whether or not the controls of the car are easy to use? Whether the vehicle has enough cargo space and similar questions of this type. Take your family on a drive in the new car before you proceed with the payment and get to know if they like the car or not?

10. Suggest a low price. Show your interest in buying it but propose a lower rate. It is best to recommend a few hundred dollars less than the original price and suggest a valuation yourself. Do not let the seller decide the cost.

11. You can find several dealers who are willing to negotiate, and they may even offer a compromise. The price of the car is not the only factor that determines a good car deal. It would help if you looked into rates of interest and terms of the loan. This is why you should not walk away from the agreement if the price quoted is slightly high.

12. You notice that the seller can not agree with your proposed price and if you believe that you can get a better price elsewhere, do not hesitate to switch to the websites or application to search for a better deal for the car.

13. If you wish to win an upper hand during the negotiating process, show the seller that you have a better alternative elsewhere and ready and willing to seek a better option.


Finally, whether you take the delivery by yourself or get it delivered at home, it should be clean, and the gas tank must be full. Give a tour with the car before the final purchase and check out for any dents or scratches on the car beforehand. Let the salesman give the briefing of the new vehicle including showing you the demonstrations of certain features of the car such as how to use the safety devices present in the car. Let’s say you might not have time to go through the complete demonstration of the vehicle. So make sure to postpone it because with the amount of new technology that comes in with new cars this is necessary for you so that you have a great experience ahead. So now you are aware that you can look out from the websites and also mobile applications to get a good deal for your car, you can also try to use them to negotiate to get a car within a favorable settlement.

iLounge author Lucy Bennett

Lucy Bennett is a Contributing Editor at iLounge. She has been writing about Apple and technology for over six years. Prior to joining iLounge, Lucy worked as a writer for several online publications.