Choosing the perfect vehicle for you is comparable to buying a new suit. It must fit perfectly or else you will never be comfortable with it. It is not just a case of visual aesthetics and a comfortable ride; you must consider other things too.
If you are on the hunt for a new car, here is how to identify the perfect vehicle for you.
Cost Of Insurance
Running a car is not cheap, and insurance is often a heavy burden on the motorist. If you have penalty points on your license or are a young driver, you will be hit hard with expensive premiums. Research a potential vehicle well and find under which insurance category it falls. You will pay more to insure a car in a high band than in the lower one. There are a few things you can do to help bring the cost of insurance down.
Here are a few tips.
- Ask a parent to insure it and become a named driver on their policy.
- Keep the vehicle in a locked garage overnight.
- Install a telemetry system so that the insurers can see how you drive.
- Fit a tracker in case someone steals your car.
- Drive fewer miles.
The government is taking steps to reduce the number of fraudulent claims, and that could lower the cost of insurance. Unfortunately, it could take a few years.
If you are a parent and will use the vehicle to ferry your children, do you need a high-powered engine? Many standard family saloons with efficient motors are easily up to the job of urban driving. There is such a thing as overkill!
You can pick up a used luxury saloon for a low price, but can you afford to service and maintain it? An exhaust pipe might cost a thousand pounds for such a vehicle, so be prepared to part with much money when the time comes.
Forget everything you heard about size, it is vital. An attractive car that looks good on you must also have room for plenty of luggage if you have children. It is easy to become dazzled by the car’s beauty, but you must try to keep a critical eye when you look for a new one. Try to imagine it packed with your belongings as you head for the seaside.
Do your research on potential vehicles. The big players in the market have excellent reputations for the reliability of their vehicles. You might search for Fords online and then check out owner reviews. The internet is a valuable tool for car buyers.
If you are a single person, why not indulge yourself in the car of your dreams? It is no surprise that many customers by a car on looks alone. Though common sense would advise against it, you might get lucky and drop on a stunning vehicle that will give you years of trouble-free motoring.
Does the car have full service record and all previous MOTs? The history is vital. If there is none, be suspicious.
I hope you feel confident to go and find the best car you can. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and remember that a private sale offers no guarantee to you. Reputable dealers will help you out if there is a problem. Good luck in your search; it is an exciting time for you.