Car Repairs And Auto Insurance Costs

What To Look For When Buying A New Car

That brand new car you’re eying may have a great sticker price, but do you know what it will cost you once you drive it off the showroom floor? When purchasing a new or pre-owned vehicle, it is very important to think about the repair and insurance costs.
It may seem obvious to think about repair and insurance costs, but many people become distracted when they see their dream car at a price too good to be true. Here are a few things to consider, so your repair and insurance costs are not through the roof:

    Luxury vs. Necessity
    Luxury cars are great, but are the repair costs in your price range? Luxury cars typically cost more to repair. These cars also carry higher insurance costs.

    Those automatic/computer features may seem cool when you purchase your new car, but they will sometimes cost a pretty penny to repair.

    Domestic vs. Imported
    Imported car parts typically run a little higher than domestic car parts. This sometimes adds to the price of repair bills.

To help you learn more about the insurance and repair costs for a new vehicle, we recommend talking with your mechanic and your auto insurance representative. Talking with these people can help you decide whether it’s better to go for the $20,000 car vs. the $30,000 car.