Investment Auto wants to help you find the perfect car for you and your family. Researching the safety features, comfort, gas mileage, and other capabilities is important. Here is a list of key factors to consider when buying a new car.
- The number of people you need to fit into the car on a regular basis.
- What is your budget?
- The kind of driving you’ll be doing (city streets, highway, rough terrain, etc.)
- The length of your commute each day and whether fuel economy is a concern.
- The climate you live in (places with long, snowy winters are the ideal place for All-Wheel-Drive cars)
- The amount of parking and garage space you have available.
- The amount of room you require for cargo.
- Safety features, including blindspot monitoring and auto-emergency brakes.
- Luxury features, such as a backup camera, leather seats, and so on…
Families and individuals on a budget will need to choose a car that works with their income. Investment Auto wants to help you find a quality car for a reasonable price. If you aren’t paying cash, you’ll have to determine how much of a monthly payment you can afford and are willing to pay for a vehicle. We can help you determine your financing. When you purchase a vehicle, new or used, there are always fees to consider, like title, documentation, registration, and a few others. But, the fees are certainly lower than a new vehicle when you purchase a used one. Why? Quite simply, the cost of a used vehicle is lower than a new one. Of course, this depends on where you live, but overall, the fees for a used vehicle are less costly than new ones. The good news about purchasing a quality used vehicle is the warranty. Most used cars, or at least some, still have the original manufacturer or factory’s warranty, so you’ll still have time to use them for future repairs. Certified used vehicles go through a thorough inspection and come with an extended warranty by the time you see them at the dealerships. When you purchase a used vehicle, the financing options are better. The options can be endless, from low-interest rates to incentives, but it does depend on the vehicle you’re interested in purchasing. But here at Investment Auto Group, we can talk you through your options, so you can make a better decision depending on your current financial situation.
Your Driving Habits
Your driving habits are important to factor in when purchasing a vehicle. Establishing if you need all-wheel drive, can narrow down what vehicle you need. All-wheel drive is seen as a safety feature in wintry climes, but the only difference the average driver will notice with all-wheel drive is the added traction when accelerating. All-wheel drive doesn’t increase a vehicle’s ability to stop or turn.
Are certain technology features important to you while driving? Features such as lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and automatic emergency braking can certainly make for a more comfortable ride, peace-of-mind-wise. Investment Auto can help you narrow down what cars are best for you. Test drive with us to learn more.
Why Buy Used?
First off, if you know what depreciation means, then skip the following sentence. If you don’t, then depreciation means the deduction of an asset’s cost over its useful lifespan, significant when it comes to vehicles. In the first year, a new vehicle can depreciate up to 45%. But because used vehicles depreciate much slower than new ones, it’s a better investment, and according to Bankrate, it’s also better for the stable loan-to-value ratio.
Vehicle Reports and History
Thanks to informative sites like Kelley Blue Book and CarFax, you can check the make and model of the used vehicle you have your eye on. This highly pertains to you if you’re a family person because you’ll be driving around young children and relatives – the whole VIP crew! You’re going to want to know the complete history reports concerning accidents and ownerships – all of which you’re able to check in minutes at the sites listed.
If all else fails, taking a “what car should I buy?” quiz can be fun! In some cases, it can be helpful, yet nothing replaces good old-fashioned research.
Investment Auto is prepared to get you into the perfect car for you and your family. Contact us today to test drive.