- By Mike Kelley
- Published 10/13/2009
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If you are planning to buy a new or second hand car, but not able to afford a brand new model, in this brave new, greener world you can look for more economical cars, second hand cars that suits your requirements and budget.Before you rush to buy a car, carry out the research on the car being sold, their features, strengths, weaknesses, and green issues etc. It will help you decide which type of car matches your requirements and budget. Also, consult with people that you know, to have another viewpoint for the price of the car you are researching, to judge if the real price and running costs are reasonable.Researching cheaper cars is more than the initial purchase cost as just looking at this can work out to be much more expensive on the running costs. Lots of financial overheads may occur if a wrong car is purchased. So before you start shopping, do take into consideration following tips:Look at the Fuel Type UsedThere is no use of buying a green car at a low price with high operational costs. With ever-increasing prices, it will be best to avoid cars that use costlier fuels like petrol or diesel rather look for cheaper sources such as electric cars or LPG. Look for greener models that are more environmental friendly as car tax is also directly proportional to CO2 emission as per UK car tax rates.Look for Cheap Car Insurance Deals
Take time to find good car insurance quotes. It ca
n be significantly reduced by choosing appropriate car model, and maybe using named drivers as insurance policy holders for example. You can contact companies directly or access information online. A good way to obtain cheap car insurance is by using a service that forces insurance agents and brokers to compete. You can contact multiple agents to have a good idea of the insurance range you might expect to pay. Applicable premiums can be reduced considerably by undertaking advanced driving courses. Young drivers face higher insurance charges since they are more like to have an accident.Maintain your CarMaintaining your car will keep its maintenance charges to the minimum. Avoid speeding, car and keep a regular checks to keep it in a good condition. Also, check the amount to weight the car carries.Choose Greener CarsApplicable car tax rates are directly proportional to the volume of Co2 emitted. For this purpose cars are divided into bands A, B, C and so on, with cars emitting up to 100 gm/km of Co2 placed in band A. Band B contain vehicles falling in the range of 101-120gm/km and so on. Also, prefer smaller cars if possible as big engines emit more gas. So, prefer environmental friendly cars which will help both, your pocket and our environment.Consider all the important factors before you choose the car. Also, inspect the car very carefully or bring an expert or mechanic with you. This will help in accurate inspection of the car and ensure that the price you are paying in the deal is fair and justified.
Mike Kelley has written a variety of car articles, including cheap car insurance, cheap cars for sale, second hand cars, and economical cars, and future of car tax – before you buy a car, check out UK car tax rates, and how to pay car tax online at http://www.cartaxprices.co.uk
by Mike Kelley