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4 Tips For First Time Car Buyers

Those who already own several cars can agree that next to the excitement of first time purchasing a car, there could not be as much uncertainty in the process as during the first time of doing it. To help you have a stress free purchase and be maximally prepared to owning your first car, take notes on the tips and tricks below on what to consider before going into the process.

1. Establish a realistic budget

Understanding an estimated budget is one of the most important steps you have to consider when buying a new car, especially when it is your first time and you are not familiar with the range of other related expenses. You have to be careful to consider not only the price of the new car but also the finances you will spend on the related documentation and later car care.

TIP to consider: Make sure to do your research and thoroughly calculate related expenses to purchasing the car and later car care.

2. Prioritize and identify your wants 

Somehow this tip related to the previous ones. There are two things to consider and find a balance between. First, even though you already have a calculated budget, you still can consider to pay a little more and skip a couple of happy hours and get the long wanted car, as you will have the car for a while. On the other hand, this is your first purchase, and rather an opportunity to experiment a little with what you are feeling more comfortable with, both financially, and with the design and the brand. Remember, that you will have plenty of time to purchase the car of your dreams.

TIP to consider: Remember that shopping for your first car is a lot easier, then it was the time of your parents. Now you have a lot more options to play with the design, the brand, the production year and the price of a car. The Internet offers a wide variety of options for you to consider. So rather than stressing out of not getting your dream car, go for a more “affordable” choice and work harder for the dream.

3. Take a test drive

Ultimately, the most important thing after making a choice out of all the available options and deciding on affordable prices is to test the car. The way you adjust to the car, it’s comfortability and the way you feel behind the wheel is going to define your love or hate towards the car. Other variables enter the game in the test driving process, such as control layout, throttle tip-in, wheel adjustment, steering feel, seat height, outward visibility, and more.

TIP to consider: The test drive should definitely be more than a simple 5 minutes drive. Make sure you have at least a good half an hour trying to stop-and-go, freeway speeds, and freeway merging.

4. Financing Option

If you will a better credit that will help you to have a more affordable interest rate, which in turn will better the situation with the overall car-buying budget. Your credit score will help to determine the interest rate you pay for a car loan. You can also check your credit score for free through your credit card provider.

TIP to consider: Make sure to check your credit report before preparing to buy the car, to have some additional time to improve your credit score.

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