Getting your own car is very tempting, especially if you have just received your driving license and you are so proud of yourself and of your driving skills. We all dream about fancy, brand new cars, but often we end up with decent second hand automobiles. Why is this so? Do the old and cheaper cars have more advantages than the new ones? What kind of car should we pick after all?
There is no doubt that cars are among the best inventions of human beings. It is true that walking is very good for the physical condition and the general state of one’s health, but when you have to reach far places or just choose weekend Paris or weekend breaks to Madrid to spend your days off, then a car is exactly what you need. There are small towns which are perfect to explore on foot, but there are also big cities where you will have to depend on your car to get to the superstore or to the mall. Almost all teenagers are eager to get a driving license and to buy their first car and be independent of their mums and dads for driving them around.
What should they do?
There are many second hand cars available for sale and they come with much cheaper prices than the brand new vehicles from the shiny dealers’ stores. Before making a decision, one should take into account a few tips and advises. There is a rule – the inexperienced drivers should first get a second hand car and switch it to a new car when they had enough practice and are confident of their driving skills. They have to make a research about the types of vehicles and speak with experienced drivers who can assist them. In this way they will not get the wrong type of car. The new drivers have to keep several things in mind, but they have to pay special attention to the expenses they will have on gas, on car insurance and on possible repairs for that certain model. They have to calculate all these expenses in order to enjoy their vehicle and not only waste their time and money on them.
Without any doubt, there is nothing better than a brand new car, especially if it is a luxurious one and if someone else has paid for it. However, there are many used car dealerships and plenty of websites as well that offer good bargains, so actually we can find an affordable car that we like and we can make a good use of. If we reach to that decision, then we should ask a specialist to come and have a good look at the car we picked, check the engine and look for all those small signs that tell us that a certain second hand car is good or not. If the car is not in good condition, better look for another one. After you pick a car, make sure to go on a complete check, put quality engine oil and gas and drive safely obeying the speed limits, with the belts on. If your car breaks, you will not be heartbroken, as after all it is a cheap car. The same will not be valid, if you scratch or break your brand new, luxurious car.