It’s a good idea to ask the right questions before you buy, says the engineering manager who advises customers.
In a survey of engineering employees, one in three said they’d buy a new car if they had to do the job.
That’s because the job is usually so important, says Marc Janssens, a senior manager in product management at Google.
The engineering design is the process by which engineers get to know a product, say, and understand its capabilities, said Jansens.
It can also guide decisions about features.
“Engineers often get a sense of what they’re buying when they make a decision,” Jansstens said.
In fact, the company offers engineers a $500,000 perk for being part of a design team.
That perk is available for a limited time only, but you’ll have to fill out a questionnaire and send it in, Jansssens said in an interview.
The survey also asked the engineer how much they expected to pay for the car.
Engineers who said they expected less than $20,000 were more likely to say they would take out an equity loan or borrow against the car, while engineers who said that they expected between $20 and $40,000 reported less willingness to take out a loan.
If the engineer doesn’t know exactly how much the car is worth, he or she may think the car should be bought for less than what’s on the lot.
“If you can get a quote from someone who can do that, you may be willing to buy for a little bit less than you actually would have paid,” Jainssens said, but he warns that engineers should never take out loans or borrow from brokers or other middlemen.
The company also offers engineering teams a free car loan tool that will let you compare prices and see if you can find a deal.
Janssen said the company will continue to provide engineers with a $50,000 equity loan, which can be used to purchase a used car or a used pickup truck.
The free tool is available to engineers who have an engineering degree and are not employees.
Engineers can also purchase an engine with a free engine checker to make sure they are paying the right price.
The engine checkers can be found on the Google website, but there is no guarantee that the engine check will be accurate.
JANSSENS: I think it’s important to get the details before you make a choice, says Brian Shultz, a professor of engineering management at Carnegie Mellon University.
“The engineers will always have a very good understanding of what is going on,” he said.
“But it can be difficult to be as objective as possible.”
The company’s free engine loan tool is meant to help customers make a better decision about a new engine.
If a customer doesn’t want to pay more, the tool lets them check engine prices and get quotes.
“Engineer teams can help you make better decisions, and they can help improve the quality of the car,” JANSSTENS: You may be interested in reading: