Five Tips for Buying Your First Car

There’s no doubt about it, buying a car is a big financial decision. In fact, the purchase of a car may be one of the largest purchases you make in your lifetime (second only to your home).




For many, finding the right Kirrawee automotive can be a challenge. Not only do you have to find a car you like, but you must also find one within your price range. For most locals, the car-buying process is both exciting and nerve-wracking, but it doesn’t have to be.

Luckily for us, the experts at Sutherland Automotive know a thing or two about cars and have put together this guide to help you buy your first care with confidence. Follow the tips in this guide and you’ll be well on your way to owning your very own set of wheels.

Determine Your Budget Before You Go Shopping

It might be tempting to hit the lot or start browsing the web for cars without any “filters”, but unless you’ve recently won the lotto, its best to narrow your focus to those cars you can realistically afford.

One of the biggest mistakes buyers often make is to let their excitement get the best of them. This can lead to hastily agreeing to a payment plan they can’t afford. Knowing how much you can allocate towards a car payment each month will help you determine a realistic price range for purchase. Generally, it is advisable to look for vehicles with price points that would allow you …

Things You Need to Know About Auto Body Shops

Chances are, you have encountered an accident or mishap behind the wheel at least once in your while. If you haven’t, the chances of it occurring are very high. You may have settled the dispute between the drivers, but here’s the thing: you will need to go to a repair shop either way. Whether the accident is your fault or the other guy’s, it is vital for you to go into an auto shop knowing what you need.

1.   Even the most minor of dents will have a major price tag.

If the accident was caused by the other driver, then good! However, the unfortunate thing is if the accident was your fault. If that is the case, then you may as well kiss a noticeable amount from your bank account goodbye. As much as you can, avoid fender benders. Unless you have a lot of money to spare, then it is best to drive carefully to avoid having to lose a fortune at an auto repair shop.

2.   Insurance companies for your vehicle probably have pre-approved shops that do not exactly do the best job.

We do not want to play the devil’s advocate here, but that is just the plain truth. Auto insurers usually have providers that will fix vehicles for an agreed rate. Due to that, your car will most likely become a victim of cost-cutting. Don’t get us wrong; They will get your car fixed, but there is just no telling as to how long the …