With March looming here at GWA we are already rushed off our feet with new car orders.
When you’re considering buying a new car or commercial, it’s easy to get swept up in the moment. But could you be better off waiting a few weeks until the new number plates are released?
GWA walks you through the benefits of buying a 16-plate car this March.
Why buy new?
There are many advantages to buying a brand new car and you will continue to benefit from them long after the new-car smell has faded away.
As well as being able to tailor the vehicle’s specification to your exact needs, a new car offers you peace of mind as it is less likely to break down. And, if the unthinkable does happen, there is a good chance that any work that needs to be done will be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty.
With no previous owners, there’s little chance the vehicle has been misused or missed important services.
Newer cars also have the latest technology, offering improved fuel efficiency and safety, and of course the newest of spec levels.
How to choose your 16-reg car
There are usually two big considerations you need to make when choosing your next car: will it suit your business requirements? And how much will it cost to run?
First you must decide what shape you need, be it a compact hatchback, a luxurious saloon, or a spacious crossover.
Once you have a few ideas, call GWA to find out whether they are suitable. We have a comprehensive library of information about which model, engine and trim is right for you.
Do the sums
One of the biggest questions when buying a new car is whether to go for petrol or diesel. As a general rule, diesels are more expensive to buy, and historically you’ll pay more per litre at the pumps too, although this has changed over recent months, especially at supermarket forecourts.
Diesels use less fuel and are usually cheaper to tax due to lower CO2 emissions, and often hold their value better when the time comes to sell.
It all comes down to mileage, if you do a lot of long journeys, such as a long commute, then diesel is probably the better bet. Anything over 10,000 – 12,000 miles a year is the general rule in order to make up for the price premium. For shorter journeys and city driving a petrol engine is probably the right choice.
Buy or Lease?
It is likely that you will already have an idea of how you will pay for the car before you call us, be it an outright purchase or a finance deal. Not every customer’s situation and requirements are the same and so we pride ourselves on sitting down with the customer to ensure they have the best deal for their needs and requirements.
We also offer competitive part exchange prices on your current vehicle. You can use this against your new car or to help reduce your monthly payments should you choose the finance route.
To ensure you receive the best deal on your 16 Reg get in contact with the GWA Team.