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Audrey's Auto Blog

Hello! Welcome to my blog. My name is Audrey and today, I would like to invite you all to learn about the wonders of the automobile. I first became interested in the auto mobile after the death of my husband. Until that point, I had no interest in cars at all. My husband did all the driving and I simply had to turn up on time and climb into the back. However, a few days after the funeral, I walked into our garage and I decided that I would learn how to drive and how to maintain an automobile. Our mechanic has been very good at teaching me a few things and giving me some top advice.


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Buying A New Car? Read This Checklist

Tracy Arnold

If you are eyeing a particular car, consider these factors before you make a purchase:

What Do You Need Your Car To Accomplish?

The aesthetic features of the car you are eying should not be a major factor. What you should consider first is how you want a particular car to serve you. Consider things like:

Space, Fuel Efficiency and GVM

The car you buy should have enough space to cater to your needs. Do you expect your family to fit in it? Do you want a car that helps you transport goods? Do you want a truck that can transport your family and some commodities at the same time?

Get a vehicle that you can comfortably afford to fuel. What does this mean? You should be able to easily fuel your car without feeling like you are spending too much on fuel. 

Check the GVM of the car you want to buy; is it sufficient for the maximum load you expect to carry? GVM (gross vehicle mass) is the total weight your car can carry. It includes your load (goods and passengers) plus the vehicle's body, chassis, engine, accessories, fuel, engine fluids, etc.

Ground Clearance

If you think you might be driving on rough or uneven roads, get a vehicle that has high ground clearance. Vehicles with low ground clearance can get scraped on rough and uneven roads, meaning your bumpers will get damaged. Some other components under your car, like your exhaust pipe, can also get damaged.

Car Aesthetics

After considering the above aspects, you can start looking at the car aesthetics to identify the car that meets all the above conditions and still looks attractive in your eyes.


As you look at the different cars and keep the above needs in mind, look for a car within your budget. Buying a car does not only include its monetary value, but you should also consider costs related to its use and maintenance as well:


Your car insurance is calculated from the total value of the car. The more expensive it is, the higher the insurance. Insurance is paid annually; you need to ensure that you can afford it; if you can't, that is not the car for you.

Availability of Spare Parts

Get a car that has locally available spare parts—that is, parts you do not have to ship into your country from another country. This ensures that if your vehicle gets damaged, you will spend less on repairs and shorten the repair duration.

Contact dealership to learn about new cars for sale in your area.