If you have a family and own a car then chances are that you will probably be doing a lot of driving over the school holidays, whether it is taking your children on days out or to visit family and friends. There is also the possibility that you may be using your car to get to your holiday or maybe even having a holiday that revolves around driving. If any of these apply to you then maybe you have been thinking about getting a new car.
Choosing a new car
Firstly and most importantly, are you looking for a brand new car, or one that is merely ‘new to you’? Another important consideration, especially if you are planning to do lots of driving over the holidays, or as part of your holiday, is the reliability and size of car you are looking to buy. If you are planning to buy a new car then check any research that might have been done into reliability. A recent survey by Which discussed the most reliable cars of 2013 and in the eight classes that were considered, six of the top models were from Japan, so this is something to consider. With regard to the size of car, this will depend on how many there are in your family and how much space you need. If you plan to go on holiday in your car, either now or in future, then you will need something with good boot space. You may also want to consider a car that would allow you to fix bike racks to the back of it, if this is something you are interested in.
Financing a new car
When it comes to buying a new car, the first thing to think about is whether you already own a car. If this is the case then you may wish to trade it in and part-exchange it against the cost of a new car. This can usually be done with both brand new and second-hand vehicles. You will then just have to find any difference in value. If you are looking for a second vehicle or are looking to own a vehicle for the first time then there are several other options available.
Of course you may want to use savings to buy your car, or you may be able to borrow money from family, however there are a couple of other alternatives. You may be able to take out a car loan in order to pay for your car. Justcarfinance.co.uk is one of many sites that know their stuff when it comes to car loans. Other alternatives are to use car finance offered by the main car dealers or even consider the possibility of leasing a car which usually includes all servicing, tax etc.
Hopefully this has enabled you to consider the possibility of taking a holiday in a new car, whether you buy it outright, lease it or take some sort of car finance deal to pay for it. If you use the latest research on which cars provide the best reliability and value for money then you should be able to find something that suits you and your needs.