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Fitting your car into a budget

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Buying a car is a significant investment. Making a budget will help you to plan and prepare where and when your money is being spent. Before settling on a final budget for your car purchase, consider these extra costs that arise when you own a car.

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Fitting your car into a budget

  1. 1. Buying a car is a significant investment. Making a budget will help you to plan and preparewhere and when your money is being spent. Before settling on a final budget for your carpurchase, consider these extra costs that arise when you own a car.
  2. 2. Preparing for the unexpected will Driver vision is key when behind ease financial burdens later. Add in the wheel of any vehicle. If you an emergency fund for your vehicle have a nick or crack in your to cover things like collision repair, windshield, consider the engine trouble and hail damage. windshield replacement cost Extra costs can occur thanks when planning your car budget. to the many pieces under the hood. You’ll also want to keep a full stock of windshield fluid and car oil for easy top-ups as well as jumper cables forRear and front windshield wipers the battery.will keep your windows clear andoptimise your line of vision.Budgeting for high quality wipersand opting for replacements will Include insurance andbe beneficial when the weather licensing costs in your carturns messy. budget. Annual fees and costs add up and are necessary to keep your car on the road. Safety is always key when planning your car budget. Painting your vehicle is a rare Bright, strong headlights and occurrence, but scratches and dings tail lights increase your visibility can happen at any time. If you want to Don’t cut costs when it comes to your on the road and increase your keep your colour fresh and the resale tires. Especially in the winter months, line of vision in the dark. Keep value of your car as high as possible, it’s wise to have good, reliable tires. extras on hand for DIY spend a little of your budget on auto They will require replacing periodically replacements. body paint work. and remember to keep a strong spare tire in the trunk for emergencies.
  3. 3. This guide is put together by a member of the driving community and not by a safetyprofessional. This is intended to serve as a simple guide and not as an official set ofprotocols.

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