Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) January 11, 2007
There's an age-old saying, "Let the buyer beware." Often, this warning applies to the purchase of cars -- especially used ones. But thanks to AP9 24 Protect Plus, a premier security program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC, members can get valuable tips and suggestions for saving money on used car purchases.
AP9 24 Protect Plus understands that there are a lot of factors to consider when buying a used car -- whether to buy from a dealer or a private owner; figuring out what make and model best fits a given driving style and budget; and, of course, the asking price. With all those things in mind, AP9 24ProtectPlus offers the following tips to make buying a used car a little easier -- and ultimately a better investment in the long run:
-- Do some homework, and shop around. Start by reading the classified section of the newspaper, magazines for car enthusiasts (e.g., Car Mechanics Magazine) and monthly publications such as the local Penny Saver. Also, use an Internet search engine, and type in the keywords "used car." Search results should include detailed instructions for conducting a pre-purchase inspection, ads for cars available for sale and other useful information.
-- Examine the car personally, and use an inspection checklist. Here's where all that research comes in handy. Many car magazines include easy-to-follow checklists, and the Internet is loaded with a variety of car evaluation checklists.
-- Test-drive the car in different weather conditions. Depending on where you live, test-drive the car in rain, snow and both cold and hot temperature extremes. Also, test it on highways, local roads and in stop-and-go traffic.
-- Talk to the previous owner. Make sure you know the car's history. Remember that what's commonly known as "curb appeal" (how the car looks) doesn't always tell the whole story.
-- Hire a mechanic to give the car a clean bill of health. All that homework won't mean anything if a professional doesn't check the car out before the buy. Have a certified mechanic test the car, check the battery and inspect other key parts and features.
AP9 24ProtectPlus is standing by at 24ProtectPlus123.com to give all its members useful tricks and tips on a variety of consumer matters. The chance to get in on the details depends on two things: a strong desire to save money on important purchases and lifestyle needs, and the curiosity to learn more. The rest of the details will be taken care of by AP9 24 Protect Plus.
About AP9 24 Protect Plus
AP9 24ProtectPlus is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at 24ProtectPlus123.com. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as AP9 24ProtectPlus.