Any way you look at it, the cost of owning a car these days is very high, what with tax, insurance, fuel and, of course, maintenance. If you adopt certain strategies, motoring can be a little more affordable, and with that in mind, here are a few tips on how to keep your motoring costs down to a minimum.
- Buy Second-Hand Vehicles – While it might be nice to take delivery of a brand new car, you are losing at least 11% as soon as you drive off the forecourt, which could be as high as 15%. Smart motorists buy a 2 or 3 year old car, hang on to it for a year or two, then trade it in for another, which means you are always driving a nearly new car, and with some clever wheeling and dealing, you can actually make a profit when turning over cars.
- Buy from a Reputable Dealer – With top-quality used cars in Bridlington, there’s no need to travel very far to look at some decent second hand cars, and when you find one that meets your needs, negotiate the price down. The dealer will be happy to provide you with a limited warranty, which gives you some peace of mind, and if you look after the car and sell it a couple of years down the road, your costs can be reduced.
It helps if you are knowledgeable regarding the inner workings of a car, and make sure you thoroughly inspect the car before taking it out on a test drive. Buying used car parts from a car breaker and choosing partly worn tyres will also keep your motoring costs down.