Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a New Car



Are you thinking about purchasing a new car from a Kelly dealership? Buying a new vehicle is the second biggest purchase (after a home) you will make in your lifetime. It’s very easy to feel excited, but it’s also necessary to make a sound decision. To select the best vehicle for you and your family, check out different models before making a final decision. Also, ask yourself the following 5 questions before buying a new car:

1. Do You Need A New Vehicle?

Many people get emotionally caught up in the euphoria of purchasing a car. This often leads to poor decision-making. A tell-tale sign is if you find yourself rearranging your finances or coming up with justifications to get this car. Relax, the car will be there tomorrow. You need to assess your needs because a vehicle purchase is a major financial commitment.

2. Are You Able To Afford It?

As you are already aware, buying a vehicle requires a considerable amount of money. In addition to the car price, you will have to purchase or cover other expenses such as:

  • Repair costs
  • Preventative Maintenance costs
  • Car insurance
  • Car payments
  • Fuel

By having a clear picture of the expenses, you’ll know what to expect.

3. What Car Would You Buy?

There is a myriad of vehicle models out there, including makes and manufacturers, features, etc. First, assess your driving needs and tastes. Then consider the fuel and insurance costs. What are you using the car for? Head over to Kelly Automotive to look at the options you have at your disposal. 

4. Are You Buying A New Or Used Vehicle?

There are clear advantages to both. With a new car, you’re getting a factory warranty and peace of mind that you’re its first owner. However, new cars are expensive to purchase and depreciate as soon as you drive it off the lot. Used cars are more affordable, helping you save money. However, you won’t know whether the car has major issues until you’ve driven it for some time. You might end up paying a lot for the expenses. This problem can be avoided if you purchase directly from a dealership.

5. How Many People Will Fit Into Your New Car?

A sports car is not suitable for a young family, nor is a spacious SUV much use for a retired, elderly couple. Think about how many people will ride with you. Is there room for everyone?

If you would like to know more about the features of a particular model, or if you would like to test drive the vehicle, head over to our Kelly Automotive Dealership near Emmaus, Allentown, and Easton today.