Find the right car for you
Shop around before buying a new or used car to get the best deal.
Buying through a car dealer can be more expensive than buying privately. But there are some benefits, such as a warranty.
Keep in mind that most sellers work on commission. If you feel pressured by a salesperson, move to another dealer or speak to the manager.
Know that as a buyer you have rights. Visit you state or territory consumer protection agency to know your rights when buying from a car dealer.
Car dealers will try to sell you extras such as: additional car insurance† This includes loan protection, gap coverage and tire and rim protection. These products are not good value for money. Don’t feel pressured to buy them.
Buying from a private seller can be cheaper than from a dealer, but you don’t always know what you’re getting. Make sure you:
Buying a car at an auction can be cheaper, but you get no warranty, no test drive and no inspection. Check the paperwork and do your homework before bidding.