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Importance of Driving Habits When Buying a New Car

Driving Habits

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When you buy a new car at Irvine Auto Center we do our best to match you up with the perfect car. The matching process starts when our dealers talk to you about your driving habits. You might think it’s small talk, but our dealers are getting to know you to find out what kind of car you need. Want to start looking before you head into a dealership? Here are some useful tips for buying a new car.

Are you driving city miles or highway miles?

City miles differ from highway miles. When selecting a new car you want to choose one that is best suited for the type of driving you do. City driving is harder on vehicles than highway driving. With city driving. you are constantly speeding up and slowing down, which puts a lot of wear and tear on the engine and brakes.

What does your commute look like?

How far you have to commute for work plays a role in the vehicle you should choose. If you travel a far distance into work you want a new car that offers good gas mileage, a comfortable interior, and a powertrain you can rely on. Larger vehicles, such as trucks and SUVs, are not ideal commuter cars as they are not very fuel efficient, so a sedan or crossover might make the most sense based on your situation.

What are your cargo/seating needs?

Do you have kids with a lot of car seats? Or maybe you are an adventurer that is constantly taking a lot of cargo to new places over the weekends? Whatever your lifestyle, knowing what you will need your vehicle for is very important in determining which car will actually give you the best bang for your buck. You wouldn’t want to buy a two-door coupe if you are constantly getting a child out of a carseat.

Overall Efficiency Matters

No matter if you are buying a new or used car, you need something that is efficient for your specific lifestyle. Fuel efficiency is important, but so is the overall efficiency of the engine. The overall efficiency of the engine is going to play a role in how much power the car has. If you plan to tow things with your vehicle, you need something powerful enough to get the job done. If you just want something to run around town in you won’t need that much power, so take inventory of what you will need it for to make the most efficient decision.

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