If you are like most people you are on a budget. That budget is important in all of your minor and major life purchases. A vehicle is definitely a major life purchase. If you are looking purchase a new vehicle there is more to consider than just the sticker price at the dealership. Your insurance premium will be a major part of your overall vehicle cost. Here are a few things to consider.
The Age of the Vehicle
The age of the vehicle will have a huge impact on the insurance rates. If you are looking to buy a brand new car, then you are going to pay more in insurance premiums. Used, even slightly used vehicles will have drastically cheaper insurance rates. This is one reason buying a used car is usually a better option for your budget.
The Type of Vehicle
Different types of vehicles will require different rates of insurance. For instance, a sports car will not have the same insurance rates as a minivan. You will want to do your homework ahead of time to make sure you can afford the insurance on the type of vehicle you are considering. Getting surprised after purchasing your vehicle is not a good feeling. Prepare yourself ahead of time with the information you need.
The cost of your vehicle will be the car payment, plus insurance. Many dealerships also offer gap insurance which will cover any remaining costs should the something happen to the car and your insurance does not cover the full amount of what you owe on the car. Gap insurance is a smart investment if you will be financing your vehicle. Looking at the overall price before purchasing your vehicle will help you make a better-informed decision.
If you would like to learn more about having insurance placed on a new vehicle contact us at Insure It All serving Ammon ID.