First Time Car Buyer Advice


First Time Car Buyer Advice

Buying your first car is an exhilarating experience with so many options to choose from. Finding a vehicle that meets all your needs, budget, and personal preferences requires research. We have compiled this list of first-time car buying advice. Contact your local Kia dealer today to learn more about our new inventory and used inventory of Kia vehicles.

Establish A Realistic Budget

Establishing a realistic budget that you can afford per month is essential. In most instances, when considering a new car, the nature of the transaction price often requires leverage for financing. Once you have determined your cost of living and other expenses, any money left over can be spent on a car payment, fuel, and car insurance.

Identify and Prioritize Your Wants

When you purchase a vehicle, it doesn't need to come with all the bells and whistles, but you should still pay attention to your want list.

Do your Research

Looking online is a great way to learn more about a different vehicle and read reviews. Talk with friends, family and car owners, you know, to see which makes and models they recommend.

Take The Vehicle For A Test Drive

Requesting a test drive can help you figure out if you enjoy the car. Behind the wheel of the vehicle, you'll get a feel for how it handles, and you'll be able to listen and look for any issues visible or not visible.

Ask For A Pre-Purchase Inspection

During a pre-purchase inspection, a mechanic will give the used vehicle a detailed examination to determine the vehicle's cosmetic, mechanical and safety conditions.

Settle On A Price

Try and negotiate to find a value that works for both of you. You want a fair price that considers the vehicle's current condition and it passed.

Contact Us

Contact us at Straitway Kia in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, to browse our new Kia inventory. Here at Straitway Kia, we offer financing options for everyone. Consider applying for our secure online finance application directly Finance Centre.

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