Guide to car buying: 7 things to know before buying a car
There are a lot of factors to consider before making a vehicle purchase. Here are RACV’s top tips for buying a new or used car.
It may be your first car purchase, an upgrade to a work vehicle, a brand new EV, or changing over to a family car. Many of the factors you're looking at also come down to your own personal caveats – are you looking for something cheap and reliable, or do you want all the bells and whistles that come with the latest electric vehicle?
Either way, buying a car can be one of the biggest purchases you make, so you want to make sure you've covered all your bases, and can be confident and happy with your new vehicle - whether it's a medium SUV for suburban family duties or a hulking 4x4 ute for work and weekend adventures.
Here’s your checklist of things to think about before purchasing a car.