PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Lakeside Auto Sales
realizes how difficult it can be to buy a teenager their first used car. It is ok for parents to be stressed that their child is finally ready to take on the road independently. But they should not feel any more stress when trying to purchase the right car. That is why experts have compiled a list of tips for buying a teenager's first car.
An article on Babble states that the first step is to calculate the costs at home. Parents and their children should sit down and sort out their budget to see what they can afford. Teenagers may be low on cash or have a minimum wage part-time job, so they should start saving money. Parents will most likely have to assist their children with the purchase of their first car. Parents should also disclose the fiscal responsibility behind owning a car.
The next tip is to look at reviews. Lakeside Auto Sales, Erie, PA's President, Andrew Gabler states that it is very helpful to look at consumer reviews regarding the car and the dealer.
"Always do your research online," says Andrew. "It's easier to buy a car today because the Internet provides a great resource for finding reviews. Look at the dealers around your area and find out who has the most customer satisfaction. Also look at the reviews for cars. Find out what kind of cars are best for first-time drivers and teenagers."
Test-drives are very important when purchasing a car. This allows for the teenager to get a feel for how the car moves. A good idea is to test-drive the car before purchase so that there are no surprises in the way it handles. There have been a handful of incidents where someone saw a car that they thought looked nice and flashy, only to find out that it had poor driving capabilities. Always take advantage of a free test-drive. It could save a lot of money and a lot of frustration.
It is always helpful to have a friend or relative who is a mechanic. They make great companions when shopping around for a new car. Teenagers should be accompanied by someone who is well versed in car functions and capabilities. Some sellers will allow potential customers to bring the car to a service garage to get inspected. At this point, a mechanic can truly evaluate if there are any problems. If an issue is found, the buyer can cancel their purchase or ask the seller to pay for a repair.
Finally, teenage car-buyers should learn the concept of responsible negotiation. Once the parent and teenager have done their research, they should learn how to haggle with the seller for an appropriate price. Lakeside Auto Sales, Erie, PA, claims that negotiations are an integral part of the car-buying experience.
Andrew Gabler is the President and Founder of Lakeside Auto Sales Erie PA
. The Auto Dealer has been in business since June of 2000. Andrew is a Certified Master Dealer through the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association and Northwood University. His company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and has a AAA approved service center. Andrew is also very active in many Local, State, and National Associations including the Pennsylvania Independent Automobile Dealers Association, the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, the Northwestern Pennsylvania Multiple Sclerosis Society. Andrew is committed to helping the community, his church, and his customers.