So, you’re looking for your next vehicle. Before you buy, you need to know enough to avoid making common mistakes. The piece that follows offers terrific guidance for anyone interesting in buying a vehicle and making sure they are happy with what they get.

When you shop for a car, you need to figure out what you’re looking for first. What is your budget? How many passengers do you expect to have? What is your desirable gas mileage on a car? Do you want two or more doors? Make sure to jot down all the qualities you want in your car.

You will be wasting your money if you refrain from negotiating the price of the car. There is no reason to pay that much. Dealerships inflate prices to give room for negotiations and to give you the impression you are getting a good deal even though they only give …