Tips for Buying your First Car

Buying your first car requires some careful consideration. After all, if you plan to drive around in it in Gum Tree, Wallburg, or Union Cross, you certainly want to make sure you’ve made the right choice in your car. Parkway Ford has numerous models that you can choose from, but before you make your decision, here are some tips that can help you in buying your first vehicle. 

Set your budget on the basis of the downpayment amount as well as monthly installments you’re looking to pay and don’t budge from it even if the offer seems convincing. 

Decide on whether you want to buy a new car or a certified pre-owned vehicle. While a new car may excite you due to its novelty factor, certified pre-owned vehicles are also great options that enable you to get an efficient vehicle at a lower cost. Also, make the decision of taking your budget into consideration. 

Prioritize what you want so that you can narrow down your options. Are you looking for more gas mileage or more cargo space? Do you want an all-wheel-drive that will work well in snowy terrains or a car with advanced safety features? Decide on non-negotiable features that you’d like your first transport to have.

Do your research once you’ve narrowed down your options. Look up reviews of options you have in mind and refer to auto repair platforms to get insights into vehicle functioning from other users. By doing this, you ensure you get a realistic view. Also, remember to test drive the vehicle of your choice to actually see it in action and feel its performance. 

Explore your financing options with experts for access to better rates and extended warranties on your purchase. You can even benefit from great rates via Ford Credit through offers such as the Ford College Student Purchase Program on buying/leasing a new Ford vehicle, while being eligible to receive a maximum of a $500-bonus if you meet the eligibility criteria of the Ford College Student Purchase Program. 

Get your car insured with a trusted insurance company. For a quote that’s apt, mention the VIN on the car you’re considering and make sure you’re covered by insurance before you start to drive. Verify that you meet the minimum liability coverage requirements required by your state when getting insured too.

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