Five steps to buying a car

compare them, and ask someone to go along with you for a second opinion.

Are you getting ready to shop for a new or second-hand car? Follow these essential steps to make sure you don’t buy a lemon or miss out on any great deals. 1. Set your budget Determine the amount you can afford to pay every month. Keep in mind that a bigger down payment will help you significantly lower your monthly payments. Don’t forget to take into account all the other expenses involved in owning a car: fuel, maintenance, insurance and annual registration costs. 2. Decide what you want and need Which model best suits your requirements: are you planning on starting a family soon, or you already have children? You’d like to be able to carry heavy loads when necessary? Your main priority is fuel efficiency? Think about whether you need an automatic or manual transmission and air conditioning or a backup camera. Decide which features are essential for

you and which ones are luxuries you can do without.

by an independent mechanic to avoid having any unpleasant surprises later on. The details are settled and you’re ready to shake hands? Read over all sales documents before signing them. Then, once your car is properly insured, you’ll be ready to hit the road.

3. Shop around Read car reviews and compare the prices and features of the different models. Select the vehicles you prefer and ask friends and family members about the quality of customer and after-sales service at the dealerships in question. If you’re looking for a used car, check the market prices for the models that interest you. You can buy from private individuals or choose to do business with a used car dealer, which is an option that offers more consumer protection. 4. Test drive the car A test drive is essential in order to assess the vehicle for comfort, blind spots, quality of ride and the engine’s pep. Ideally, you should test the car at night and during the day, in the city and on the highway. Tip: try a few cars to

5. Negotiate Did the test drive convince you? You now need to agree on the price. Ask all the questions you can think of and make sure you understand what the price includes. If you buy a used vehicle, check its history and have it inspected

Set a budget that takes into account monthly payments, insurance, registration and maintenance costs.

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Denis Beauchamp Gérant des ventes

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John Demore Directeur des finances

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