It’s finally happened – the car you drove in high school has finally kicked the bucket. So, what do you do? Here, we provide some tips for buying a car in college that should help make the process a bit easier.
Consider buying used. Used vehicles tend to be more budget friendly, so if you’re on a tight budget, then this is the direction you can go. You should be able to get more bells and whistles on a used car than you would on a new car.
Purchase from a dealer. If you purchase a vehicle from a dealer, you might get a warranty. You can also trade in your old car to put towards your new vehicle, and find a few financing options. Finally, you can also purchase a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle, which is less likely to have issues that a regular used car.
Think about your financing options. Purchasing a car with cash is the best option, but if you don’t have that much cash on hand, what should you do? Consider all the financing options available to you, including the dealership and directly through a bank. You can even ask family for a low-interest loan to help pay for the car in advance.
Bring help. During the buying process, you should consider bringing along a second pair of eyes – preferably those that have experience purchasing a vehicle. Bringing along a parent or grandparent means that they can help you look for the things you should consider when you’re looking at vehicles.
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