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Published on November 13th, 2018 | by James Simpson

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Giving a Car as a Gift? Here’s what you Need to Know

Buying a new car may seem simple and this is certainly the case if you go to the right garage. Buying a car for someone else however is completely different. There are so many things that you need to take into consideration and this can be hard work when you are trying to keep everything a surprise.

Choose the Right Car

There is nothing worse than finding a car for someone, only to find that you have chosen the wrong one. You don’t want to choose a car that is too big, too difficult to manoeuvre or even difficult for them to park. For this reason, it is a good idea for you to chat with the person who is going to be given the car so that you can find out what they want. You don’t have to give the surprise away when you do this, but it will give you the chance to find out what they would like in a car.

Finance

If you are buying a car for your other half, then a surprise may be out of the equation because

there is a high chance that you will need to get it on finance. Don’t be put off though, it is more than possible for you to explain the situation to the dealer. They may be able to carry out all of the paperwork for you and they can even help you with the surprise.

Registration

You will want to think about how you are going to register the car and how you are going to give your loved one their surprise vehicle. The problem is that if the car is a surprise then they won’t be there to sign the papers so you may have to try and work with the seller to solve this issue. This will make it possible for you to deliver the surprise before all of the paperwork is completed so this can really help.

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Personalised Plates

If you are surprising somebody with a car then it may be worth looking into DVLA number plates. This way you can personalise it to meet the needs of the person who is receiving the car and you can really create something special for them as well. Personalised number plates are very easy to come by and you would be surprised at how much they can make a difference to the gift.

 

Order it in Advance

If you are ordering a car for your loved one, you may need to order it way in advance. This is especially the case if you are ordering a newer car with customised features. Cars can get delayed and you want to make sure that you have a lot of breathing room between your surprise and the projected delivery date if anything should go wrong. This will provide you with a lot of peace of mind and it will also help you to get anything else arranged as well, such as the decoration or even the presentation of it.


About the Author

University Graduate from Teesside, currently residing in the big city of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Interests in the automotive industry and technology, and blogging about things which I feel would interest the readers of the world wide web.



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