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Recently, I had a bad week that turned worse when my car decided to not start on a rainy Monday morning. I bought my car when I was 20 and didn’t know much about the process. I just searched online, found one I liked, and bought it.
Being a couple years older now, the most important thing I wish I knew is that research goes a long way.
You can’t guarantee that a car is right for you until you know all of the facts about the make, model, and price of your car. As someone who can’t make a huge commitment to a pricey car right now, research is especially important to me because I’m looking through used cars.
Now I know to use Cars.com to learn about the vehicles I’m interested in. Their website has a huge selection of information that will provide you with everything you need to make an informed purchase. I’m always pretty hesitant to trust companies, but cars.com provides extensive reviews and essential information about a wide variety of different cars. And they give it to you straight.
Mechanics and salesmen always look at me and sugarcoat things because I look like a young and naive girl. But Cars.com doesn’t sugarcoat or or hide the bad reviews of cars. If something is poorly rated, hasn’t performed well or not a good purchase, they aren’t afraid to tell you.
Some things I now know to look for in a car is the gas mileage, how long it has lasted for other people, common problems, ease of dealing with the company when something goes wrong, and the appropriate price to buy it at when it’s used.
A lot of people will say being a car owner is not all fun and games – but it CAN be that way when you find the perfect car after a good amount of research. It’s a big decision and purchase, so you need to be informed to make the right choice. Trust me, you don’t want to have to watch your poor little car getting towed away while you’re calling out of work so you can be on the phone with insurance all day.