The benefits to buying a car on eBay are numerous and it includes the absence of a monthly car bill if you paid in full, a lower insurance and the sweetest of all is you determine the amount you are willing to pay for the car. When buying a car from eBay motors there are a few things that you must know to make your transaction smooth without any bumps in the road.
Consult with an automobile insurance agency before you purchase a car to have a sense of what the insurance will cost you. If you are concerned about how much you car insurance will be, be aware that SUV’s will be more expensive than a sedan or smaller vehicle. No matter the type of used car you finally buy, the insurance you pay will be cheaper than that for a new car of the same make, model and year.
Get a carFax report
Before you bid on any car on eBay motors, always get a CarFax report. The information a CarFax report provides is very essential and it includes the cars maintenance history, how many owners it has had and if it has ever been involved in an accident or been submerged in a flooded. Some sellers especially car dealers could offer you a complimentary CarFax, but other than that, it is available for purchase at a reasonable amount.
Kelly Blue Book
Check out the present value of the car at Kelly Blue Book to give you a handle on how to bid. This is one of the most trusted ways of getting the value of a vehicle. By filling in the year, model and make of a particular car and the features it has, Kelly blue book will provide you with a few choices of what a reasonable value of the car is. This can help you the potential buyer determine whether you are getting a good deal or not.
Is the car a gas guzzler?
When buying a car you have to pay close attention to how much you want to spend on gas. An SUV will typically consume more gas than a compact car and if you have a long commute the price of gasoline should be an important factor in your decision on what type of car to buy.
Check out the mileage
When buying a used car select a car with as little mileage as possible. But, some cars such as Toyotas, Hondas, BMW and Mercedes even with some mileage will still provide you excellent service depending on the over all state of the car.
When buying a car on eBay motors think of the intended use for the car, and choose a car that will be useful and fit the life style you have. If you are married with kids you will be more comfortable in a van or SUV because it has more space to accommodate you and your family. A single person or a couple without kids can actually buy whatever they want and a compact car could easily make them happy.