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Four Factors to Consider when choosing the Best Vehicle for You

Four factors in choosing a new car

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With all of the vehicle choices in and around Irvine, picking the right one can be quite difficult. But with all of those options, it sets you up to be able to find the perfect vehicle to match your exact specifications. Finding your perfect match requires you to look at several different factors to find the right one. Lucky for you, here at Irvine Auto Center, we have 13 makes to choose from, each with their own stunning vehicles to make the decision even a bit more difficult, but also exciting! Here’s the breakdown of how best to decide which type of vehicle would suit you best.

Start with what you don’t want

Most of us know what we don’t want, so that is a great place to start when trying to pick the right car in Irvine. When deciding what you want you need to be honest with yourself. Don’t just settle on a car because you give up. The right car is out there, you just have to find it and put in the time and effort to see a lot of options. Also determine what trade-offs that you can live without, such as the color of the vehicle for better safety features, or the performance for more adaptable third-row seating.

Determine what you need

To pick the right car, truck, or SUV in Irvine you need to know what you need. You also should come to the conclusion that the needs outweigh the wants. You need to think about the kind of life you live and what kind of car, truck, or SUV will work best. If you have kids you need to think about being able to fit car seats, making minivans and SUVs great options. Do you have a long commute? You need something fuel efficient. Do you do a lot of hauling or spend a lot of time in the outdoors? A full-size truck or an SUV might just be your best answer. Take an inventory of your life and what your future vehicle will have to provide.

Be Realistic with what you can afford

Dealerships are great to provide you with your monthly payment cost estimates, whether you are buying or leasing, but that isn’t all that goes into affording a car. You need to consider fuel costs, maintenance, insurance, and registration costs to determine if you can really afford the vehicle. Not thinking of all the costs related to the vehicle makes it easy to overstretch your budget. Our flexible finance departments at our dealerships can help with these questions and in turn help you make an informed decision.

Let where you live be your guide

Where you live will help you pick the right vehicle in Irvine or any other area. Different areas experience different environments and some cars, trucks, and SUVS perform better in specific environments. SUVs and trucks can offer off-road capabilities, as well as excellent handling in harsh winter road conditions. Small cars, such as sedans, are great choices for maneuvering around the city and handle quite well in rainy weather with the right set of tires.

Test Drive your Dream Vehicle in Irvine, CA

Whether you are in the market for a car, truck, or SUV, we here at Irvine Auto Center have you covered. Come on in and see us for all of your car, truck, and SUV needs! With 13 different makes, we have a huge selection for you to choose from. Our helpful sales representatives are standing by. We proudly serve Irvine, CA as well as the surrounding areas, including Lake Forest, Long Beach, Fountain Valley, and beyond.


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