things to consider while buying Auto
- Decide the vehicle of your choice
- Register in costco auto services.usually dealer tied up with costco will call you and give you the costco negotiated price.
- check the truecar.com or autotrader for price
- above two will give you a base price
- get a preapproval from the credit union (try penfed.org)
- contact the volume dealer for a better price
- send an email to each dealer through their website
- negotiate without trade in your vehicle
- try through the credit union website for car buying
- check your local library for the consumer reports about the car rating
- if it is a used car get it checked by a mechanic
- check the carfax report .Visit the dealer’s Web siteA free car report from CARFAX is also available through many dealer Web sites. As you browse a dealer’s used car inventory, look for links to free CARFAX Reports.If your dealer does not provide links to CARFAX Reports, contact the dealer and ask them for the CARFAX Report. If you are considering a vehicle for sale by a private seller, ask them for the CARFAX Report. If they do not have the report or are reluctant to share the vehicle’s history, you may want to purchase the report for yourself.
C.L.U.E.® Auto Discover vehicle and driver loss history
LexisNexis® C.L.U.E.® Auto is a claim history information exchange containing up to seven years of personal automobile claims matching the search criteria submitted by the inquiring insurance company. Data provided in C.L.U.E. reports includes policy information, such as name, date of birth and policy number; claim information, such as date of loss, type of loss and amounts paid; and vehicle information.
- check under the bumper hood for any sign of paint mismatch