How to buy a new car like a pro: the Parkers car-buying guide

Published: 14 January 2016

► A new interactive car-buying guide
► Produced by our sister site Parkers
► Everything you need to know about buying and selling

Buying a new car can be fraught with obstacles: you've got to find the car that's right for you, work out how to get the best price for your part-exchange and overcome negotiations with a car salesmen who may prove slipperier than an eel doused in petroleum jelly.

Fortunately, help is at hand. Our sister website Parkers has produced a nifty interactive car-buying guide to explain the process in plain English - and teach you a few tricks of the trade along the way. 

It breaks down the car-buying process into three easily digestible chunks:

  • 1) The showroom  What to look out for, the questions to ask, how to structure your search
  • 2) The test drive  Tips on how to assess a car to make sure you pick a winner for your needs
  • 3) Doing the deal  How to haggle like a pro - saving you money on the perfect new car

The Parkers interactive car-buying guide

Experts from Parkers have created an interactive tool that'll work on your phone, tablet or computer - holding your hand through every step of the car-buying process. 

It's bursting with tips about selecting the right car, sniffing out the strongest deals and warning of the tricks of the trade, helping you get the right car at the right price.

Click here to try out the Parkers car-buying guide for yourself here. 

Find the right car for your needs with Parkers

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet