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The Complete Guide to Buying Your Very First Car!

The Complete Guide to Buying Your Very First Car!

If you have recently passed your driving test, you will no doubt be feeling incredibly excited about buying your first car. However, with so many different makes and models to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. But, don’t fret, as you will find some great tips to help you out below.

Always prioritise safety – There is only one place to begin, and this is with safety. In most cases, the newer the vehicle, the safer it will be. You can read some great safety tips online that will help you as a new driver too. Whenever you are looking for a vehicle, make sure you take a look at the specific safety features that come with the model. Some examples advanced airbags and electronic stability control. You can also check the Euro NCAP website, as they have safety-tested hundreds of vehicles over the years and so their information can be incredibly valuable.

Don’t run before you can walk – Leave the flashy models until you are older and you have had a number of cars. Most new drivers are must better off choosing a small and affordable vehicle. Not only will this be a great introduction into the world of driving, but it will help with insurance too, which we will explain in more depth in the next point.

Think about car insurance – Car insurance can be a massive headache for new drivers. As a new and young driver, your insurance rates are going to be high. However, your car selection can have a massive impact on this too. Look for a vehicle that is in a low insurance group. Small vehicles with small engines tend to be the best. You should also look at the different options you have available to you in terms of customising your insurance policy. Sometimes adding a parent to the policy can reduce the cost.

Fuel economy – By now, you have probably gathered that running a car is expensive, especially when it is your first vehicle. You don’t want to make the matter worse by choosing a make and model that is notorious for consuming the fuel at a rapid pace. Fuel efficiency is an essential factor you should be looking out for when choosing any vehicle.

Don’t be afraid to negotiate – A lot of new drivers are scared to negotiate the terms of the deal when buying their first vehicle. But you shouldn’t be. If you don’t ask, you don’t get right? You may not be able to reduce the overall price of the car, but you may be able to get some freebies thrown in that can be very valuable to new drivers, for example, you may be able to get the warranty extended.

From safety to insurance, there are many factors to take into account when purchasing your first vehicle. Nevertheless, if you follow the advice that has been given above, you should find it a lot easier to choose the perfect first car for you.


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