Are You a First-Time Car Buyer? Check out Our Tips

Did you recently graduate from college or will you earn your degree soon? If so, you may be like thousands of other accomplished individuals and have an interest in getting a new vehicle. You want to make the right impression when you pull up to your place of employment for the first time, right? A new car can help you do just that.

While you may want to make a good impression, it doesn’t make the car buying process any easier if you’ve never purchased an automobile before. Don’t worry, the experts in our Mazda financing department near Everett, WA can help make the whole process fun, enjoyable, and stress-free by giving you some suggestions.

The first task you need to take care of is determining how much you can afford to pay for a new vehicle. If you’re not going to pay for your car with cash upfront, you’ll need to apply for a car loan. When you take out a car loan, you’ll have to make a monthly payment for several years until you pay off your loan. 

Figure out how much you can put toward a monthly loan payment without putting a strain on your finances or lifestyle. Remember to factor ancillary expenses like gas, car insurance, and maintenance into your monthly budget, too.

You also have to identify what kind of car is right for you. If you’re going to use your car mainly for commuting, an automobile like the 2018 Mazda3 may be right for you. If you’re going to take a lot of road trips and you’ll need more room for luggage, a vehicle like the 2018 Mazda CX-9 might be a smarter option.

If you need help figuring out your budget or want assistance with picking the car that’s best for you, we can help. Visit Milam Mazda today.