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Is it Smart to Buy a Car Before Brexit?

There is a huge amount of uncertainty in the air in the UK (and overseas) in regards to Brexit and it has many people questioning what they should do and if they should be making any large purchases during this period. Whether or not now is a sensible time to buy a car is one of the most common queries and one which is worth taking a closer look at.

Car Prices

The first aspect to consider is the cost of cars in the current situation. When the pound was strong prior to the EU referendum, European car manufacturers had a larger margin to offer incentives to car buyers but the fact that the pound has plummeted in recent months has negated this and meant that many people are hesitant to make any big purchases. New car sales have been falling for a long time now and the uncertainty over what the future holds means that this is likely to continue in the near future.

Fuel Costs

It is also important to factor in fuel costs as it is reported that these could fluctuate heavily in the coming weeks and months. The price of fuel depends on the outcome but a no deal Brexit (which continues to look unlikely) could result in record prices for petrol but some experts claim that prices should remain stable in the not too distant future as the market is expected to stabilise quickly.

Dealers Keen to Shift Stock

While there is uncertainty in the air and many people are tightening their purse strings, you may also find that now is a smart time to purchase a car because dealers are desperate to make sales and shift their stock. This means that you should be able to find a great deal on a car which could help you to make savings even in the current economic climate. It is understandable if you do not want to part ways with a large sum of money which is why it is worth looking into car finance from companies like Go Car Credit where you can get funds even if you have bad credit.

Overall, it is a turbulent time in the UK car market with the uncertainty over Brexit. While many people are opting to avoid big ticket purchases, you might find that now is a good time because dealers are looking to shift their stock. Additionally, if you need a new car then this is an important purchase to make and not one which should be delayed due to external factors (which will remain complex for a long time to come).

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