You are considering buying a used car, and you believe you can distinguish between a good used car and a ‘lemon’ or faulty car. This puts you in a powerful position as a buyer. It is true that some car makes and models have a very good reputation and you see them on the road, running quite well, after many years. Classic Chevrolet and Ford trucks from the 60′s and 70′s are often still running, as well as some not very fuel efficient, but very striking, classic cars from as far back as the 40′s and 50′s.
Not All Cars Are Created Equal
You will find such cars, as well as used BMW and Mercedes, but they will not have a low price tag. In many cases, the cheapest cars on a used car lot are the older model vehicles which were sold to upgrade to a more recent model, or the trade-in used as part payment for a new car purchase. Among them, you can find well-running cars for only a couple of thousand dollars. If you choose such a car, you should strongly consider an extended used car warranty. The money you save on the car is well spent on the peace of mind the auto warranty will give you.
You Need a Plan
Too often, people buy a used vehicle in barely functional condition and rationalize the decision by thinking that it will run until it stops, and then you can just walk away from it. Hopefully, the car will not strand you far away from home or in a dangerous neighborhood. You might reconsider this plan once you see how inexpensive an extended automobile warranty can be. Check online at websites which give you absolutely free quotes for warranty extenders,
Spend a Little Today and Save Much More Tomorrow
Think of your car as a tool with which you will lead a productive life, and also a luxury that makes it possible for you to enjoy many other activities without having to depend on public transportation. With this perspective, the money you invest in the car and the car warranty, should be compared with the money you spend without it. If you add all your public transportation expenses, factor in your transportation time, and project what you could do with the car, it may only take limiting a dinner at a restaurant here and there, and a night out every so often, to finance a better vehicle and its corresponding automobile warranty. When you do not think of the total sum of the car purchase and the warranty as one figure but you break it down into monthly payments, it becomes clear that re-thinking one or two $20 or $30 dollar dinners, and spending that same money on your vehicle, goes a long way towards giving you the transportation stability which simplifies your life. Read the rest of this entry »