Published On: Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

Buying A New Car: A Checklist For Newbies

Growing numbers of people are buying brand new cars in many countries around the world. Some of the reasons why that is include attractive finance packages, generous discounts on brand new cars, and even big manufacturer deposit allowances on new models.

buying brand new cars

With emissions laws tightening up in many nations, keeping an old car on the road is fast becoming an uneconomical thing to do. Rather than spend bucketloads of money repairing their tired old cars, motorists are finding it more cost-effective simply to buy brand new cars instead.

If you are finding that your car spends more time being repaired than it does keeping you on the road, buying a brand new car could be the perfect way to keep your motoring costs down.

In order to enjoy and benefit from the latest in automotive technology and fuel-saving measures, read through the following top tips so that you can secure the best deal for your next car.

Buy from a reputable dealer

I could write about car dealer techniques and how to “win” the game, but there are plenty of sources on the World Wide Web that can talk you through what to do. The aim of this blog post is to guide you through the steps needed in order to drive away and enjoy your new pride and joy.

The first such step is to make sure that you buy your next brand new car from a reputable dealer.

For example, if you wanted to buy a brand new Jaguar XJ, such as the one pictured above, you would be better off buying from a dealer, such as Hafox Jaguar, rather than one of questionable intent!

Arrange your car insurance

Your car will probably have to be built from scratch, so you might need to wait a short period before you can enjoy your new car. Whilst you are waiting, be sure to spend the time finding the best deals on your car insurance and get a policy set up so that it starts from the day it is built.

Websites such as will help you with that task.

Get breakdown cover sorted out

Chances are your new car might already come with a year’s complimentary breakdown cover, but if it doesn’t, organise your own policy.

You probably won’t need to use your breakdown cover policy, but there are some occasions where you might, such as if you have a tyre puncture on the motorway or you have filled up your car with the wrong fuel!

Make sure your new car is taxed

Unless you are buying a “green” car which is exempt from road tax, you will need to pay for it before you can start driving your car on the road.
To be honest, I’ve not heard of any people that have bought brand new cars that needed to buy a year’s road tax themselves, as it is often included in the price. But if you do have to pay for it separately, make sure it’s bought before you drive off from the showroom.