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The Milestone Dreaded by Parents

April 25, 2017

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The Milestone Dreaded by Parents

A huge milestone for every teenager and young adult is buying your first car. Having a car is a new kind of freedom and buying one makes it even better. It’s yours and it’s your responsibility which is also very nerve-racking. So here are some tips for helping you pick out the right car for you.

First and foremost you have to know your budget. You have to sit down and think about how much you can and how much you are willing to spend on a car.

Next, do your research. Know your situation and find a car that fits your needs. You also need to know what you want, find a car you are happy with and that serves its purpose.

If you find a car you like, test drive it. I cannot stress that enough. A car could be super nice but the engine is falling apart. Also, you want to test drive it to see how it handles and to get comfortable with it.

After you do your research you should have a good idea about how much the car should cost. So, think of a fair asking price and talk with the salesman and work together to get a good deal.

Look at both new and used cars and see which one is better for your needs and which is more in your budget.

 

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