How To Think Ahead When Buying A Personal Car

18 March 2018
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If you are getting ready to buy your next car, you shouldn't just focus on the present condition and cost of the car. It's good to think ahead and consider your life or use of the car because the future issues may affect the type of car to buy. Here are some of the future considerations to make:

How Much It Will Cost To Insure

Insurers consider many things while determining your auto insurance rates; the type of car you drive is one of these things. For example, cars who are favored by young people or those who like to race are likely to attract higher rates than cars favored by careful parents. Other things about your car that may affect your insurance rates include its cost, how easy it is to repair, and the security/safety features it has.

The Warranty on the Car

The type of warranty you can get for the car also matters. Don't forget that a car warranty will protect you from unexpected breakdowns that may occur soon after purchase. However, car warranties are not created equal; they differ by manufacturers. Here are some of the things to focus on when analyzing and comparing warranties:

·         The length of the warranty

·         The exclusions (the repairs it won't cover)

·         Whether you can transfer the warranty to another person (this may help with resale value)

The Maintenance and Fuel Cost

Once you buy a car, you are looking at two guaranteed expenditures – fuel and maintenance. These are things you will regularly spend on, so it makes sense to buy a car that doesn't guzzle fuel and cost an arm and a leg to maintain. Of course, you will also have to consider your priorities; for example, you may have to consider whether to get good fuel consumption at the expense of trunk space.

The Availability of Parts

Availability of spare parts isn't usually an issue with most cars; for a typical car, you can get used parts, OEM (original equipment manufacturer) parts, and even aftermarket parts. However, there are a few cases where finding parts may be an issue. One example is a rare car, especially if it is of a foreign brand or it has been discontinued; do you really want to import spare parts each time your car breaks down?

Hopefully, the tips above will help you secure a good car like a Subaru WRX that you won't regret owning. Now all that remains is to go out there and get the car of your dreams.