Buying a new car

Is the Pandemic Pushing You to Buy a Car or Motorbike?

The coronavirus pandemic forced many people to reconsider their lifestyles. From where we live to where we hang out to where we send our kids to school, the pandemic puts everyone in a precarious position of re-evaluating their choices. And with it comes the eventual question: what are our options? Aside from the fact that many people are moving from the city to the suburbs, they are also putting more cars on the road.

Yes, that’s about right. People are buying cars because in their minds, having their own cars is protection from Covid-19. They are infinitely safer driving their own vehicles than sharing a ride with millions of people using public transportation. So, if you still have some money stashed somewhere or you didn’t lose your job, now could be the perfect time to get your hands on that car.

But Don’t Just Dive Yet

Many dealerships are offering attractive deals to lure buyers. Although everything sounds tempting these days, try not to dive into anything yet. Use this time to do your homework—know everything you can about the vehicles, its parts, its makers, its nuisances, etc. Just because a big powerful bike is on sale doesn’t mean you have to throw caution to the wind.

Research about the makers of each of the bike’s parts. Is it fitted with the best motorbike parts in the industry? Look for the reputable power battery company that made the bike’s or car’s battery. The pandemic caused many businesses to close. Are these battery companies still operating? If not, what replacement battery is currently available in the market? The same principle should apply when you check the other major and important parts of the vehicle.

Understanding Why Cars Are on Sale

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These cars are on sale not because you need them. If anything, that should be pushing their prices up. These are on sale because the market told the auto industry that they are not worth the full price right now. With over 40 million unemployed Americans, buying anything right now is no small matter. People are looking at new and used cars because they want to feel safe. But if it’s going to put them in more debt as such an uncertain time, they may change their minds about it.

When you shop for a new vehicle, keep in mind what you can afford. While there are many tempting offers in the market right now, remember that a car or motorbike is a depreciating asset. Vehicles will go down in value as they get older. Buy a vehicle and take it out of the dealership lot. That has already lost a significant part of its value.

Auto dealers are being creative with how they sell products right now. They are going digital in all aspects. Many will take prospective buyers to a virtual tour of the car. They also send quotations online. Some dealers are also holding livestream sessions or one-on-one video calls to answer the buyers’ questions. There’s no reason for you not to get the best deal today.

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