Buying a family quad bike is a big decision. There are lots of different makes and models, and plenty of different prices. But if you’re dead-set on a new family bike, here are our top tips for getting the most bang for your bucks.
1. Do your research
Talking to dealers is daunting. So, do your homework and figure out what type of quad bike you and your family want. Find out what others say about the model you’re keen on and study the specs. Compare different models so you learn more about bikes.
2. Consider your needs
Why are your buying a new family quad bike? How do you and your loved ones plan on using it? Will you need to carry anything on the bike? Will anyone use it as more than just weekend fun? Will you want to safely carry passengers on the bike? Is it for the whole family or just one or two of you?
3. Consider what you want
While your needs will certainly help you figure out what kind of quad bike you want to buy, your desires are a strong point when it comes to mental negotiations. Brand, for example, is usually an important consideration, as is budget.
4. How much are you prepared to spend?
Going into a quad bike dealership without knowing just how much you can comfortably afford to spend on a bike is never a good idea. Carefully go through your family finances to understand how much you can safely afford to pay – be it once-off or every month.
It’s worth knowing that there are quality quad bikes for sale with finance online if you’re on a tight budget but still have your heart set on a family quad bike. Shop around, though, as you don’t want to spend an absolute fortune on interest and repayments, and you always want to make sure that you will be able to afford the monthly repayments for the duration of the loan.
5. Understand the salespeople
You never want to try and negotiate with a quad bike salesperson unarmed, and there is a very good reason for that. What it comes down to is that they are also human. Always treat them with respect and, if you’ve done your homework properly, present yourself intelligently. This will go a rather long way in earning a salesperson’s respect as you will be able to communicate on equal ground. You never know, it might just score you the discount you’ve been hoping for!
If you are able to negotiate quad bike prices, it can help you a lot. That’s because the bike salespeople usually work on a commission-bases. If you’re not too confident about your negotiating skills, take a friend along who could help you out.
Overall, be smart and have fun with your family quad bike buying experience and you’re sure to find yourself getting a lot more of what you want for – hopefully – less than what you’d even budgeted for.
Amila Gamage Wickramarachchi is the founder of this blog where she shares her parenting and lifestyle experiences. She is an engineer and a trainer who works in the construction industry. She is the founder of Sihela Consultants.(www.sihelaconsultants.com)