Automobiles and Trucks
Finding The Perfect Car For You
by: Kevin Schappell
our car may be the second largest purchase you
make in your lifetime. You must take your time and
not let it become an impulse decision. Before you
go out browsing dealer lots consider the following:
How will I use my new car, truck or sport utility vehicle?
A mini-van will fit fine in a large family but might be out
of place in a singles life. Do you go off-road a lot but
still like to carry more than 2 passengers, go for the
SUV. Trucks have come along way with most comforts
available in today's truck rivaling luxury cars. But do you really
Afraid of the snow?
Look to the variety of AWD vehicles on the market which provide excellent traction in the snow and also more economical operation. Take a serious look at your life and find the vehicle that most compliments your lifestyle.
This is a personal preference but rational can come into play. In warmer climates, a lighter colored car will stay cooler. Certain cars are easier to keep clean. White and black are the worst while tan, silver, and brown hide dirt quite well.
Take into consideration the insurance rates before you start you car buying quest. A Honda may be significantly cheaper to insure than the Ferrari that caught your eye last week. Talk with your insurance agent to find out about how cars are classified. Sports cars generally raise premiums while family cars tend to lower them.
Who will service the vehicle?
Having a dealership close by can be a blessing. If there are no dealerships nearby, buy a domestic car which most mechanics can work on. It is also important to examine the warranty offered before making a decision.
paper and write down the pros and cons of all the vehicle you are considering. Writing down this information is often all you need to get
you thinking practically and on your way to making a good selection.
I hope the few comments and suggestions above have given you some things to think about. Never rush into a new or used car purchase. Always take some time to think it over. If it helps, get out a piece of
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About The Author
Kevin Schappell maintains http://www.autoeducation.com where he gives advice on car maintenance, buying, selling, insurance, and financing. A mechanical engineer and car guy, Kevin has decided to spend his online time helping others learn about automobiles.
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