Ensuring an Affordable Car
- FUEL ECONOMY: One expense of owning a car or truck is the cost of fuel to run it. With gas prices constantly in flux, and more often in an upward trend, understanding and calculating the gas mileage along with your regular amount of driving miles can help save you money. While the SUV may have amazing features, and you would look great buying it, it may not be practical for your daily commute.
- REPLACEMENT PARTS/TIRES: It is inevitable that every vehicle purchased will need servicing at some point. Some vehicles use easy to find, almost universal parts while other vehicles may require out of production, hard to find parts. Also, the size of the tires required to safely operate a vehicle can range in prices. Smaller tires are generally less expensive than larger ones. Knowing this before you purchase your vehicle can save on future repairs and maintenance.
- INSURANCE: Insurance is based on the value of the vehicle. This can make variations in insurance premiums drastically different from one vehicle to the next. Before finalizing your purchase, checking with your insurance carrier to see if there will be a change to your premium can save you from making a costly mistake.
Buying your new used automobile is only one part of the budgeting process. Keeping these tips in mind, provided courtesy of Auto City, can ensure that you’ll not only be satisfied with your new car or truck but that owning it won’t break your bank account. If you’re in the market for another car, be sure to stop by one of our locations in Dallas or Lancaster, TX so we can help you find the perfect fit!