Alongside a house, your car is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make in your life. It’s not only something that will get you from A to B, but also something you’ll spend a lot of time in. It will also be something you spend a lot of money on. So you want to make the right decision. If you haven’t purchased a car before, there will be a few different things you want to consider before you do so. Here, I have put together some top tips that should make your decision a little bit easier.
Consider what you will use the car for
The place you live and the way you use your car can have a real impact on which is the best one for you to choose. It could be that you live in the rural countryside and need to drive through rough terrain, or it might be that you live in the city and need a car that can be easily parked in congested areas and not use up too much fuel when stuck in traffic. Think carefully about your lifestyle and what will best suit this. You don’t want to get a car that is impractical and you end up needing to trade in after just a few months or a year or so. It’s a good idea to look around local jaguar dealers to see the car in person and make sure it’s exactly what you want.
Think about what you want to spend
Budget is a big part of your car purchase and you need to carefully think about what you want to spend. The main cost is, of course, the upfront price of your vehicle, but you then also need to think about added extras such as the specification and if you want any upgrades, such as better tyres, more technology on the dashboard and leather seats. Once you have decided on this, you also need to factor in the cost of fuel and how efficient the vehicle is for this. Some large cars can guzzle a lot, whereas hybrid cars or small city cars can be a lot more efficient.
Decide if you want to lease or purchase your car
Another big decision you need to make is whether you want to lease or purchase your car. Leasing means you pay monthly payments but never own your own vehicle; whereas, purchasing requires a larger upfront cost, but the car is yours. Think about what will best suit you, your finances and your living situation.
These are just a few things for you to consider when it comes to choosing your first car. As said above, your car is a big purchase so you want to make sure you don’t have any regrets when you look back on it.
If you have recently purchased a car, what were some of the aspects you considered first? Let me know your advice in the comments below because I’d love to hear from you!
What are the main things you should look out for when purchasing your car?
Love Beth xx