When you are in the market for a new vehicle, you need an automobile that can get you where you are going with a minimum of fuss, that reflects your values, and that can meet your needs. A family of 4 would be hard press to make a sports car with bucket seats work for them while a single man may not want to drive a minivan. Someone interested in protecting the environment will probably seek a vehicle that gets the best gas mileage while still being able to haul their outdoors equipment. Whatever your needs are for a vehicle, you will want to seek more info than what you currently have.
Just the Facts, Ma’am
The first place that you might go for information is Consumer Reports. This independent magazine has been testing products for decades. With cars, they make recommendations on safety tests, gas mileage, and ride. They do a thorough job of representing every facet. You can trust that they are fair because they do not accept any advertising to pay for the magazine.
The next place you might want to visit is the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB keeps a record of the number of complaints that a business has registered at the agency against it. You will need to use these complaints to make an informed decision about where and from whom you are purchasing your vehicle. Even if there are no complaints, you will still want to ask friends and family for recommendations about places to buy a vehicle.
It is always better to have more info rather than less when you are making a purchase as large as a vehicle. You will want to know how much payments will be, how much gas will be, how much insurance will be, and how much it will cost to repair. You will also want to make sure that you know the term of the loan before you sign any papers. There is a world of difference between a 5 year loan and a 7 year loan, especially when the payments are the same.
This is a guest post provided to Mile High Mom for its readers.