What Automotive “Golden Rules” Should You Absolutely Follow?
Photography by Afshin Behnia for Petrolicious
“Never buy a car in the rain.” I was once offered this little bon mot and it has stuck with me since. I’ve actually made the mistake of shopping for cars in the rain and from a consumer perspective it’s a bad deal. Many things look beautiful in the wet, and let’s be honest, you want to get out of the rain! Getting into a pretty car and out of the elements means safety and comfort.
The opposite, of course, means shopping when you really don’t want to. Spending hours in the hot sun as its rays shatter into your eyes, bouncing off the shiny paint and chrome. Dealing with metal that sears, salesman that sweat and then the test drive: an easy-bake oven that forces you to test the air conditioner immediately. Not a fun experience, but one, in the end that probably means you’re getting a better vehicle.
So, what automotive “golden rules” have proven accurate in your life?