Purchasing a vehicle can be a tough decision and it’s necessary to take every detail into account to make sure that you are making the right decisions. Buying a car is sometimes the second biggest investment we make and some people are required to make this decision multiple times throughout their lives.
At California Motors Direct, we understand that when browsing around for a new or used car, you need to be sure of what you are looking for, the purpose of the purchase, your budget, and so much more! For these reasons, we offer a wide range of pre-owned vehicles that can satisfy any needs in order to guarantee that you’ll drive out of our lot knowing that you have made the right decision.
In today’s blog post, we want to give a few tips that you should consider before buying your next vehicle.
Cars have a wide variety of uses. There are commuter vehicles that can save you on gas mileage but are not necessarily the most exciting cars out there, fast sports cars to take out for joy rides along the beach or through the mountains, or trucks that are simply tanks when it comes to off-roading — there are styles, shape, and sizes for everyone out there!
The reason you must consider your needs first before buying a car is that you want to know what you’ll be using it for the most and perhaps mix and match makes and models until you come up with the right model that works for you.
For example, if you drive more than 20 or 30 miles a day to and from work, you might want to consider getting something that’s comfortable for you and has great gas mileage. This does not mean that you have to get a commuter and settle for it, but it offers a little insight into how your future might be when considering recurring costs like fuel.
The idea is to have your needs established so you can be sure that you make the right choice.
While this tip might seem unnecessary, there’s a lot more that you have to consider aside from the vehicle price.
If you are buying or leasing a vehicle your monthly payments are not the only thing that you will be paying for. Things like insurance, gas, oil changes or servicing, can drastically change the amount of money that you are putting into your car every month.
If you are looking at a $300-$400 range for a monthly payment in total, consider going for a vehicle in the $250 range. If you add insurance and gas, you might be looking at an extra $150 every month. It is good to sit down and check your numbers before taking the final decision.
This might seem like a given for many people, but the truth is that some people tend to overlook safety for a better-looking vehicle, extra speed, or other specs.
Safety is the ultimate necessity that your vehicle needs to have in order to give you peace of mind. From airbags to brake assistance systems to crash prevention systems, you must consider the levels of safety that the vehicle offers to ensure you that you are protected against accidents and other problems while on the road.
Sacrificing safety for looks or performance is something that you should not be trading.
Whether you are considering buying your first car ever or just want to trade your current beater for a newer, more reliable model, California Motors Direct is here to help you throughout the process to make the right decision before buying your new car. We offer a wide selection of makes and models ranging in styles that will suit your needs while also staying inside your budget!
Contact our team today to explore all the options available or check out our inventory and start driving soon!