Ask This When Buying A Car

Buying a car can be a complicated process.  With so many different models and options available and different financing options, it can seem overwhelming at times.  Fortunately for you, the AskThisWhen community is here to help you in your quest to buy a new car.  Below are some questions that other members have voted most helpful to ask during the car buying process:


  1. AskThisWhen on June 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Should I buy new or used?

    One of the most important questions to answer when buying a car is ‘should I buy new or used?’ – often times, you can get great deals on used vehicles with low mileage.  Regardless of whether or not you buy new or used, check with the dealer to see what type of warranty is available on the vehicle.

  2. AskThisWhen on June 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Should I pay cash, finance, or lease?

    Next to buying a home, purchasing a car can be one of life’s most expensive purchases.  With luxury import models fetching six figure price tags, it’s important to understand what your payment options are.  If you have the cash on hand, often times that is the best way to go as you won’t have to worry about a car payment every month.  Attractive financing and leasing options are available for those that don’t have the cash to pay for a car in full.

  3. AskThisWhen on June 2, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Should I buy a car with after-market add-ons already installed?

    It’s not uncommon these days to see cars on the road that are fully loaded with aftermarket sound systems, video screens, big wheels, and a number of other accessories.  Often times dealers add these to vehicles they sell in an attempt to make them more attractive to a wide range of buyers.  The answer to this question often comes down to personal preference but you should make sure that any aftermarket items installed are safe and in valid working condition.

  4. AskThisWhen on September 25, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    How can I find the best deals?

    Usually car dealerships will advertise their best deals around major holidays – Labor Day, Independence Day, etc. However most dealerships over year-round promotions. The best way to take find the best deals is to shop around. Sometimes it helps to get dealerships to compete for your business, this is where you can typical save big.

  5. AskThisWhen on September 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    How can I make sure I’m not getting taken advantage of?

    Everyone has a car buying ‘horror story’ – whether it’s the used car dealership or an internet rip-off, there are people out there that will try to pull one over on you. The best thing to do when shopping around is to trust your gut. If you don’t feel comfortable with a particular dealer/salesman, go elsewhere; plenty of other options out there.