Buying a car requires significant expenses. The payment of its purchase price is however not the only expense to be expected. You should pay for its use as long as you own it, from fuel and insurance costs to maintenance and repairs. You can, however, limit these expenses by following the advice of F3NWS.fr.
Purchasing your car: opt for the best offer
Buying a new car for cash is not always very advantageous, even if you have the means. Today there are several solutions, such as leasing, offered by banks, but also by dealers and specialists in car loans and consumer loans.
Buy a used car
The new car is not the only solution available to you. You can very well buy a used car to save more money. You can buy your used car directly from the owner. Many professionals such as dealers also offer offers of used cars delivered with guarantees. Click here for our advice on buying a used car.
Choose gas stations that offer the best prices
There are now apps that allow you to compare pump prices offered by gas stations near you. You could then reduce your fuel costs significantly over the long term, especially if you are one of the big rollers.
Your car must be insured to be able to drive on public roads. Play around with the different car insurance offers offered by companies and couriers to find the one that will be the most advantageous for your budget while offering satisfactory coverage.
Adopt a behavior that limits consumption
The way you drive has a direct impact on your car’s fuel consumption. Driving at high speed systematically increases this consumption. Follow our advice for adopting a constant speed while driving to limit your car’s fuel consumption.
Maintain your car properly
The maintenance of your car is essential in its good functioning. The manufacturer recommends deadlines (oil change, tire replacement, brake fluid, etc.) in the service book. You will limit maintenance costs by respecting these deadlines. Indeed, a breakdown that will generate more expense can result from poor maintenance or a delay.
Find a garage at affordable rates
The auto centers apply very different prices. You can therefore juggle these differences to find the best offer that combines quality of service with affordable prices. Online garage comparators can be great tools for finding a cheap garage near you.
Learn the basics of mechanics
Going to the mechanic at the slightest breakdown can inflate your expenses. So you can learn a few notions of mechanics to spend less money. You could then carry out small maintenance or repair operations yourself, such as replacing tires.
Very common today, carpooling is a transport solution that allows you to earn a little money while doing something for the environment. There are currently many web platforms dedicated to carpooling in France. Register on these platforms to facilitate your task.
If you don’t mind having advertising signs on your car, you can very well make your car a walking advertising medium. Companies can give you more than a hundred euros for your car to wear their colors under certain conditions.