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There are many tips for ways to save money when you are going to buy a car. One relatively unknown idea is to put your car insurance company to work for you. That’s right, put your insurance company to work for you. There are some great auto insurance companies that have a network of dealers that they already know and trust to help you get the best deal. By using the insurance company contact code or information they will give you, there are several ways to save money.
Insurance Company Help On Knowing What a Car Should Cost – Savings Tip 1
If you have the correct car insurance company, they will share with you what any car, by make, model and number of miles, should cost. This can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars on the cost of your new, or used, car. If you go to a recommended auto dealer, given to you by your insurance company, they will not haggle with you on the price of the car and you have the savings with no worries or problems.
Free Car Fax and No Credit Check Charges – Savings Tip 2
Most people have never heard of using the online Car Fax website. Car Fax will give you a complete maintenance, repair and safety report on any car you have in mind. Since this is free, if you go through your car insurance company, you just saved $15 per car, or $45 for a five car report special.
Some car dealers charge you up to $50 to have a credit check run. Most auto dealers will run a credit check on new customers, even when the customer says they will pay in cash. If you are using an auto dealer, for a new or used car, that was recommended by your auto insurance company, there will be no charge for a credit check.
Car Insurance for American Military and Relatives – Savings Tip 3
If you or anyone in your extended family, is now or has ever been a member of the United States Military, you should contact USAA for your auto insurance. Even if your uncle is in the military, you can probably become a member if he calls and gets it started for you. The cost of your car insurance will be so much lower than through other car insurance companies that you will save enough, per year, to make one or two payments. That is a real savings on the purchase for your car.
Those are three relatively unknown ways to save money on the costs of finding, negotiating and buying a new or used car.
Author Bio: Sean has been in the automotive industry for years, and speaks from experience. During Sean’s free time he runs SellThatCar.com a company that helps individuals sell there vehicles.
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