A Few Tips for First-Time Car Buyers

2018 Kia Forte 5 | Longview, TX

You’re ready to take the plunge and buy a brand-new car, but it’s your first time buying a new car, and you’re a little bit nervous. Have no fear, all you first-time car buyers; we here at Crown Kia of Longview have been there, and we are here to make all your lives easier with a few helpful tips.

Know Your Budget

Set a spending limit and stick to it. Don’t just look at the sticker price, but consider how much you’ll be able to realistically afford in monthly payments. If you think you can’t afford a quality new car, think again: Crown Kia of Longview offers a variety of affordable Kia options to fit any budget, from the zippy Kia Rio to the convenient hatchback Kia Forte5.

Don’t Forget Fees

There is more than just the sticker price to think about when you buy a new car. When you’re making your calculations, don’t forget to include fees like estimated sales tax and monthly insurance fees.

Understand Your Usage

You do not want to start shopping for a full-size SUV when you will only really be using your car for your urban work commute. So, before you start shopping, sit down and carefully consider how you will actually be using your new vehicle on a day-to-day basis, and make your selection accordingly.

If you have any other questions about your upcoming new car purchase, our Crown Kia staff is here to help you along the way.

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