Seven Strategies For New Car Buyers 

 

New car shopping can be a lot of fun, especially if you’re a car enthusiast. But others can find the experience stressful and tedious. Either way, there’s a lot to think about. According to a survey of car shoppers, overall purchase price is the most important factor when shopping for a new car (46 percent), followed by make and model (31 percent).

 

Safety and performance come in a distant third, tied at seven percent. But whether you’re turned on or turned off by the dizzying array of car choices, trim options, “expert” reviews, incentives and other deals, it definitely pays to approach car buying strategically.

 

So if you’re in the market for a new vehicle and you find yourself having trouble keeping a clear head, just keep these strategies, courtesy of Axiom Insurance, in mind:

 

1. Decide how much money you can spend and what type of vehicle best suits your needs. Just looking for the basic transport capability of a small or medium sedan? Or do you need the hauling capacity of a van or SUV? Something practical? Something sporty? Something in between?

 

2. Research crash tests and accident data available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

 

3. Shop around for financing. If you can, apply for and get approval for a loan from a bank, credit union or other financier before you even visit the dealership. Being a “cash buyer” gives you an advantage when you do finally meet with the dealership’s financing person.

 

4. Test drive the car. Try to drive in conditions that will be similar to those under which you’ll drive every day.

 

5. Check pricing for your desired make and model at two or three dealerships and use that information to help you negotiate the best deal.

 

6. Get a firm quote, in writing. This should include not only the cost of the car, but any fees and the sales tax.

 

7. Inspect your new car carefully before driving off the lot. Make sure all the options you’ve ordered are included and that the body and paint are free of scratches or dents.

 

Finally, it’s important to consider the cost of auto insurance, although it seems that few people realize that what they pay for insurance can add significantly to the vehicle’s total cost.

 

Wise car buyers know to shop around for insurance and find out how costs compare. They also know to visit an independent insurance agency – like Axiom Insurance. We can check with several companies to find the best combination of coverage and price. 

 

 

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Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 9am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: 9am - 5pm

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Axiom Insurance

388 Dickinson St

Springfield, MA 01108

Tel: (413) 788-0800

Fax: (413) 788-9053

 

RMV Services:

- New Plates

- Transfer Plates

- New Titles / Registration

- Registration Renewal 

 

Welcome to Axiom Insurance Agency of Springfield Massachusetts.  We pride ourselves on offering the best Insurance Products and the most competitive prices in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

 

We also do RMV TRANSACTIONS - new plates, new registrations, transfers, renewals, etc!!!   We do these services Monday through SATURDAY! No more taking time from work to go to the registry!

We offer both Personal Insurance Products (Auto Insurance and Home Insurance) as well as Business Insurance (Liability, Workers Comp., Property, Inland Marine, Commercial Auto).

We can find a product or price for everyone.  We can even replace cancelled Auto Insurance.  We are open on Saturday if you are local to Springfield MA to replace your insurance.

 

With all the companies we represent for there are many discounts available to reduce your price.

 

Always call us if you have questions with your Auto or Homeowners bill.  They can be complicated and the timing of when the payments are applied to your bill can make things look confusing.

 

Always make sure to review your paperwork to ensure it is up to date.  We can help get your registration renewed and save you the headache of having you Auto towed because the plates and registration have expired.

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