Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Car

Buying a new vehicle can be a very confusing and stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be! If you do your research and ask the right questions, the process will be a breeze. There are five questions that you should ask yourself before getting ready to buy your new vehicle and this article will cover them all.


Buying a vehicle is a large financial investment, so the first thing that you will probably want to ask yourself is if you want to buy a new or used vehicle. Both are great options in their own regard, but it all just depends on your financial situation. If you are looking for a vehicle that you can take on long road trips, or if you have a far commute for work, buying a new vehicle may be the best option for you since it will have close to no miles and comes with a warranty. Granted, you can also get a used vehicle with low miles that possibly has a few years left on the warranty, but choosing between the two will be your decision to make when it comes time. A used vehicle is good for those who do not want to spend a larger sum of money, but are in need of a reliable source of transportation. You can get great deals on used cars, trucks, and SUVs that can be as reliable as a brand new car. When deciding on what your answer will be to this first question, the two main factors to take into account are your financial situation and what you will be using the vehicle for. 


The second question is contingent on timing. Is right now the best time for you to buy a vehicle? Well, if you are considering getting yourself, or someone else, a new vehicle, there has to be a reason behind the thought. If this is the case, and you are comfortable with your finances, then the answer should be yes. Sometimes, you won’t have a choice in the matter. This is true in situations where your current vehicle breaks down and can’t be fixed, or if it is more expensive to fix than buy a new car. 


You should have some idea of what kind of vehicle you want before going to the dealership and should have done some research into the matter. The third question is: do I know about the vehicle I want to buy? This is a very important question to ask yourself before heading to the dealership because it will help cut down on the time it takes to get into a new car. If you go in knowing exactly what vehicle you want, or the exact features in a vehicle you want, finding the perfect vehicle will be no problem. With any large financial investment, you should go into it knowing as much as you can about the product or service you are about to buy, so research is key!


Going back to finances, an obvious question that you will have to ask yourself from the start is how much you are willing to spend. This can be a tricky question because you do not want to take yourself out of good financial standing just to get into a car that you love, rather than one that makes sense financially. If you are considering buying a new vehicle, you should have some money saved that you can use as a downpayment. If the payments will not work for you after your down payment and other finances have been considered, then you should start looking at either an older model of the vehicle, or one with more miles. This will ensure that you have the vehicle you want, but in your price range. 


The last question will probably be the one that gives you your final answer. How long do you intend to keep the vehicle? If you plan on having the car for a long time and would like to get some money out of it when you start planning to buy another new vehicle, than you should buy a brand new vehicle without question. But, if you plan to have the car for a couple years as you save for a more long term option, or just simply enjoy getting into a different car every few years, buying a used car is probably your best bet. 


When deciding on whether to buy a used or new vehicle, ask yourself all of these questions, do your research and make sure that you have some money saved to put towards the new vehicle. If you do all of these things, you are sure to have a less stressful and time consuming process when getting into your new vehicle. At Loudon Motors Ford, we have a massive selection of brand new Ford vehicles and a great selection of used vehicles ranging from Kias to Audis and Cadillacs! 


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