Time to buy my first car
Driving licence in hand – time to buy my first car!
Everyone remembers their first car—not only the make and the model but the way she drove and the friends you bundled in; filling all the seats. First cars are full of memories, and more than often the first “big thing” we’re responsible for. As with many firsts, sometimes we need a little helping hand on where to start.
Here are a few tips to help you with your first car purchase so that the cost doesn’t burn a hole in pocket and you can enjoy your new independence.
Budgeting: Buying and running your first car is one of your first lessons in money management, helping you on your way to becoming a budgeting pro. With your new car, you can’t avoid basic costs including Fuel, Road Tax, Insurance and Safety Maintenance – But you can be savvy with the car you choose which can help reduce those costs.
On the T W White & Sons new and used car pages you will see a handy ‘Running Costs’ Tab (shown below).
The ‘MPG’ stands for miles per gallon. It tells you how fuel efficient a car is, and lets you compare cars’ efficiency levels. In short the higher the MPG, the more miles you get for your money after filling up at the petrol station!
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