Where to start when shopping for a car
Shopping for a car can be stressful, and there’s a lot you need to know before making a purchase. If you’re in the market for a new car and aren’t sure which way to go, you can use the following three questions to help you make the best decision for your situation.
What's your budget?
Knowing what you willing to pay a month will help the sales department in a dealership show you the right vehicles and help you pick a financing plan that is right for you. Can you afford a $450/month car payment? Or would you prefer to pay closer to $300 per month? Knowing what your budget is before heading to a dealership will save you time.
Can You Afford to Own a New Car?
Now that you’ve decided that you can afford to buy a car, but can you afford to own it? Have you factored in expenses like car insurance, gas cost, car registration, taxes and any repairs in the future into the cost of ownership? A lot of first time car buyers do not realize how much it costs to own a vehicle. Don’t bite off more than you can chew when purchasing a car.
What Kind of Car Should You Buy?
With so much information on the Internet, it’s easier to research cars than it was 20 years ago. We suggest you research, research, and research! Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds are useful websites for researching any vehicle you’re interested in buying. You can check the safety ratings, MPG and see any car related issues other drivers have had with similar makes and models. A car’s reliability, drivability, cabin space and resale value are a few things to factor in when deciding on what type of vehicle you should buy..
On Your Way
With this three questions answered, you should be on your way to buying your next vehicle.
At Star Auto Sales, we’ve helped many people just like you to figure out which car is best for their budget…and we’ll help you! Please get in touch with us at 203-630-2926 or simply use our contact form.