Let's face it; there is nothing that is not available on the internet. From online superstores to e-commerce sites that specialize in services, there is nothing that cannot be bought on the internet. A common example that many critics cite is that when it comes to 'larger' merchandise like cars and bikes people still prefer to buy them from car dealers direct, this statement is only partially true; the truth is that sites like www.onestopcaradvice.
co.uk have come up with a better idea. Very few website sells cars or bikes directly, however what sites like onestopcaradvice.
co.uk do is create a virtual directory of car dealers and car owners so that people can get in touch with the car dealer of their choice. Compared to other websites the concept of a car advice website is not to solely promote car dealers or offer new deals, such sites are designed to allow users to search for local car dealers that can offer them what they are looking for. For example, a person located in Birmingham would prefer to deal with a car dealer that is located in and around Birmingham, all a user has to do is log on to a car search website and type in his prerequisites. Most websites have an intelligent search feature that displays relevant results based on the criteria the user has specified.
In addition a user can also browse through the various cars available based on criteria like make, year of manufacture, condition (new or used) and of course the geographic location of the car dealer. If you are looking for a car, irrespective of its condition (read new or used) here are a few tips to help you find the right car. The first thing you need to do is make a budget, without a budget it's very difficult to narrow down your search for the car of your choice. Once you have a budget in mind, ask yourself if you are open to used cars, most people prefer owning a brand new car. If you have no hang ups about owning a used car make sure you have a pretty good idea of how to judge a used car, or better still take along a mechanic that can better ascertain the true 'working condition' of the used car. Another vital thing to keep in mind when you are buying a car is that you should always try and buy a car from a local car dealer.
This ensures that you will receive excellent service, and if you have any problems you can take the car to the dealer straight. Agreed that distances are not what they used to be, but at the end of the day no one really wants to endure a 2 hour drive just to get the car serviced. When you buy a second hand car make sure that you have thoroughly checked all the paper work, in fact this rule holds good for new cars as well and you should make sure that you check all the necessary paperwork.
Steve is the author of this article on car dealers. Find more information about car search with pictures here.