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Tips for Buying a New Car

That incredibly exciting and (slightly annoying) time has finally come for you to buy a new car. Whether old faithful finally needed so much work it was time to let her rest in peace (or pieces) or you just want to upgrade, we’re here to make the process of buying a new car just a little easier (and maybe save you some dough). 

Check Manufacturer Incentives

Traditional car insurance premiums are rooted in aggregated statistics of driving records, usage-based insurance makes the price you pay for insurance more reflective of your actual driving behavior. UBI is a type of car insurance that rates based on actual driving behavior.

Telematics programs usually involve the driver allowing their insurance company to measure their driving behavior. In return, the driver typically receives a premium, or price for insurance, that more accurately aligns with their actual driving habits.

Shop Around

Most importantly you should shop around your trade-in vehicle since you aren’t required to sell your vehicle at the same place where you buy a new one. Some dealerships will give you more for your trade-in depending on what they may need for inventory. The same goes for purchasing your new car too – especially if a new model year is about to be released. 

Secure Your Own Financing

Don’t like the financing options available at the dealership? Think you could get a better rate on your own? You can explore your options by visiting your local bank or credit union, who often offer exclusive rates for their customers. 

Check All The Fees

Tax, title and registration fees are unavoidable, but with others there’s a little more wiggle room. While the dealer may not want to budge, you should try to negotiate the overhead dealer costs – such as the marketing, documentation and dealer fees. 

Don’t Fall For Add-Ons

More than likely when you’re in the finance office signing paperwork, the finance manager will try to offer you various add-on products such as tire and wheel protection, undercoating, extended warranties and key replacement. Some of these might make sense for you, but they aren’t required. 

Make Sure You’re Covered

With MAPFRE Insurance, you can customize a car insurance policy that protects your brand spanking new car if the unimaginable happens. MAPFRE’s value programs and car insurance discounts make the right coverage still affordable.

Get a MA car insurance quote or connect with an independent insurance agent to discuss your needs prior to driving off the lot with your new vehicle. 

Please Note:This content is not intended to describe any specific coverage offered by MAPFRE Insurance. No coverage is provided, bound or guaranteed by this article. Available coverages, credits and discounts vary from state to state and are subject to eligibility criteria and policy terms/conditions, which will control in the event of conflict between this article and your insurance policy. For information about your policy, please review your individual policy contract and speak with your insurance representative.

MAPFRE Insurance® is a brand and service mark of MAPFRE U.S.A. Corp. and its affiliates, American Commerce Insurance CompanySM (Cal. COA 4928-8); Citation Insurance CompanySM; The Commerce Insurance CompanySM; Commerce West Insurance CompanySM (Cal. COA 1372-2); and MAPFRE Insurance CompanySM (Cal. COA 3039-5). Not all products available in all states.

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