Keep In Mind Gas Mileage And Warrantees

Keep In Mind Gas Mileage And Warrantees

So you are ready to buy that first car, but not really for sure how to go about it. What things do you look for? Is gas mileage really important or is accessibility a more of an issue. For those who live in the city the answer has to be yes, gas mileage is more important. However the ones in the country are looking for a better way to get around.

The first thing to consider when buying a car is where you live, work, and what you will mostly use the car for work or play. For those of us who live in the country being able to get around is the most important. Such as when the backwaters rise you need a way to get around it or through it. Do not get me wrong I am not saying drive in rising water but there are times when the fields flood around here and it carries over to the road. Then it’s not a matter of current but how high your tires are.

Another thing to consider when living out in the country is what you will use the vehicle for, and how far you have to get to work or even to the store. If you are like a lot of people who live in the country then you will be using you car or truck to haul things around. If this is you then a truck is the better buy, however for those who moved out to the country to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life then a car will more than likely work fine.

Now that you have decided whether you want a car or truck, there some common factors you need to look out for. First is to compare in town mileage to highway mileage. For those of us who are not sure what the real difference is, lets break it down. A vehicle should get better gas mileage on the open highways than in town, anywhere from 5 to 10 gallons more per mile. So if you have a 15 gallon tank and you get 8 miles more per gallon that could easily equal an extra 100 miles per tank of gas.

The next and I consider even more important is the Warrantee. Some dealerships and manufactures have better warrantees than the other guys. Say one offers 60,000 miles or ten year warrantee, this means to get the full ten years you cannot drive more than an average of 6,000 miles per year, and believe me the miles add up fast. However the guy down the street has a similar make and model for only a few hundred more, but has a 10 year 120,000 mile warrantee you get an average of 6,000 more miles per year. When you factor in parts, labor, rental car fees, not too mention the time involved with car repair, the few extra hundred is a better deal in the long run. These averages are based on new car purchase, used or certified used cars have different warrantees and lease is a whole different deal.

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