All car owners have that first car they loved. Whether it is the secondhand provided to them by their parents so that they could practice driving, or maybe it is the old car of your brother he did let you have because he is buying a new car, or maybe you are lucky enough to buy your first car, either brand new or used. We all have a different story of how we got our first car. And even if there came a time that your first car is already failing, maybe it is causing more inconvenience due to engine failures, and you decided to replace it, your first car will always have a place in your heart. That is the reason that I wrote this article, to help out you guys if you are having your first car, whether someone will provide it to you or you will be the one to purchase this first car.
Pointers in buying your first car.
So, you are lucky enough to have sufficient fund allocated for your first car; the question will be now which car to buy. While this might seem easy, there are pointers that you need to consider. If you are buying a secondhand car, be sure to buy it from an owner or a dealer you can trust. You will be stuck with this car for a while; it will be your companion, and you will not want someone providing you a car that will be a regular customer of the local repair shop. And what is worse is that problem already existed before you even bought it, you’re not just aware because the dealer or the previous owner just wants to get rid of it.
Before deciding on a particular car, try to think of ways that you’ll use it. If you are going to use it to travel the streets of Melbourne a lot visiting malls or going to your school, try to get a car that you won’t have a hard time parking and could maneuver easily in traffic, in other words, a small car. However, if you and your friends are going to use it for outings, and other stuff, and you’ll need a lot of room, try to invest in a car with a space sufficient enough, maybe a pickup or a trailer.
Maintenance of your first car.
Whether the car is new or secondhand, it will be a good idea always to invest in maintenance. After all, prevention is better than cure. Since you are not yet an expert regarding your car, talk to a trusted mechanic in town, befriend them just to make sure, and let them be aware that you will regularly be visiting for a maintenance check up. They will be more than happy to take care of your car, and since they are aware that you will be their regular customer, they will always be doing their best unless they want you to use another shop. Routine maintenance could be every six months or a year if you don’t have enough fund, but could be earlier if you have enough fund, and you can get a good deal out of your technician. It is the start, and every time your car is being checked up, listen to your specialist or talk to them. They will always provide juicy knowledge regarding your vehicle and through time, you will be able to do inspection by yourself.
Don’t forget the basics and always read the manual.
But don’t forget the basics, like changing the oil, always checking the tire pressure and reading the manual. Different cars will have different that you need to follow, it will even provide you instruction like when to you should oil and what tire pressure is considered perfect, your manual won’t fail you. If it is a used car with no manual, check out your car’s manufacturer, maybe online to download a copy. Do not forget to talk to your friends with a car or a known expert on how to do proper maintenance.
Or, stay tuned to this blog and I’ll talk about maintenance solely soon.
Thank you for reading and have a great day, talk to you soon!