Motorists want reliability. The last thing a motorist wants is to find themselves having to stand by the roadside ringing for help because their car has broken down. It can always happen, but it is far less likely to do so if the car is regularly serviced. Today’s manufacturers can only survive if their products are good. Such brands as Renault and Citroen have built their reputations on that reliability. They have become popular choices in the UK especially in the small economy car market. Even though the cost of petrol and diesel has come down recently due to the wholesale price of oil falling, it still takes a significant amount of money to fill up a tank. The popularity of more economical cars has increased as a result.
During the winter it is even less pleasant to be standing by the side of the road. In the far north of the UK where temperatures are often low and snow common, a good car dealer is worth their weight in gold. Midwinter roads can often be hazardous in the North of Scotland, even in cities such as Aberdeen and Inverness. Once out in the countryside, snow clearing services can be put under pressure because of the numbers of small roads and the volume of snow that can fall. It is no time to get stuck in the middle of nowhere with a car that has broken down.
Those people who decide to buy a new car and change it regularly have to understand that a new car loses value very quickly in the first year. The alternative is to buy a car second hand. If it comes with a complete service history, the risks involved should be minimal. It makes sense to buy from a dealer that has checked the car and is prepared to provide a proper warranty. Used cars bought privately will never come with such guarantees. There is usually the added advantage that a dealer will take a trade-in if customers so wish. When it comes to used cars in Inverness it is best to go to a dealer and ideally to use that dealer for subsequent servicing.
Interest rates are currently low and unlikely to rise in any significant way in the coming months. Dealers often have financial packages in place to offer to their customers. They should be judged as an alternative against any existing offer the customer might already have.
Overall car sales in the UK have improved; it reflects the increase in consumer confidence in the economy. Is it perhaps time you changed your car?