How To Buy A Car As A Christmas Gift

October 3, 2018

With Christmas fast approaching, now is the time to start planning what to buy for those closest to you. One of the greatest gifts that you can buy someone is a car — in addition to being an expensive gift, this will also give them a huge amount of freedom and will be something that they are likely to use every single day. Here are a few tips if you plan on buying a car for someone this Christmas:

Decide What Type of Car

It can be hard to decide what car is best when you are buying for someone else. It can be helpful to ask them what type they like, but if it is to be a surprise then you should think about where they live, how many passengers they will be taking most of the time, what type of terrain they will be driving over, and if factors like storage or technology will be important. This should help you to decide on a category of vehicle and then it is a matter of reading online reviews to find a suitable car.

Finding a Vehicle

You will then want to find the car for them. Buying brand new can be costly, so you may want to shop in the used car market but you should always buy from a reputable place like Imperial Car Supermarkets. In addition to consumer protection, you may also be able to arrange finance deals too. Once you have found the vehicle, you should give it a careful examination and take it for a test drive. You may also want to inform the dealer that it is a surprise so that they do not call your home and ruin the surprise.

Buying the Car

When it comes to purchasing the vehicle there are a few issues that you will need to think about if it is a surprise. You may want to register it in their name which would require their signature; this means that you may need to speak to the dealer and deliver the surprise before completing all of the paperwork. Insurance is another important factor to consider and you may need to arrange driveway insurance, so that you can drive it off the lot before arranging an insurance policy for the new driver, unless you want them added to your own policy.

A car is a wonderful gift to give to a loved one, but it can be tricky and particularly if you want to keep it as a surprise. You will need to make sure that you find the right type of car and also check it out yourself to see if it is a high-quality and reliable automobile with no hidden secrets. With a little planning and speaking to the dealer about the vehicle being a present, you should be able to keep it as a secret and make somebody’s Christmas this year.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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