Buying a car can be one of the biggest financial decisions you have to make. It isn’t a decision to be taken lightly. Are you going to buy a new car? A used car? What do you need the car for? Are you going to work for the car? or is the car going to work for you? Do you need the car to pick up girls? Or do you need the car to drive your girls (daughters) around?

We live in a day where people don’t think twice about purchases they make. If it has enough good reviews on Amazon it must be a great product, right? But what about the big purchases? If you’re looking for a car, you need to do more than just look at reviews. Every used car has a different history and different things you need to look for before making a purchase. So, how do you buy a car? How do you know which one is right for you? Francisco at Francisco’s Automotive Repair in Huntington Beach can help you determine the right used car for you! First off, here are a couple things right off the bat that you should look for:

So, You Want to Buy a Car? Where to Start:

When purchasing a car you need to determine what you want your car to be able to do. Here are a few things to consider:

  • What are you going to use the car for?
  • What is your Budget?
  • Is fuel economy a priority?
  • Do you need lots of room?
  • How long are you planning on keeping the car?
  • Do you want all-wheel drive

These are just a few things to consider to narrow down your choices.

Used Car Horror Stories

One of the most important things to consider is your budget. How much are you willing to spend to purchase a new or used car? If you aren’t careful, you can end up spending much more on a car than you originally intended to.

For example, you might buy a used car for $2,000. Things are going great, until a month down the line the car breaks down and you end up putting $5000 into the car to make it work again! Your $2,000 car just turned into a $7,000 car.

Luckily, you are not alone! Francisco understands this problem and is happy to inspect and give advice for anyone looking to buy a new or used car in the Huntington Beach area.  He is even in the process of writing a book on how to buy a car!

Are you looking into buying a new car? Give us a call! (714) 375-2661 You can also contact us with the contact form below, or visit our website! We are happy to answer any questions you have to help you find the right car for you!


About Francisco

Francisco Fonseca has been a mechanic since 1975. He knows his way around a car. He is currently in the process of writing a book on how to buy a car. Throughout the years he has bought and sold many cars, professionally, and for personal use, and he wants to share his expertise with you. He will inspect any car for you before you purchase it to make sure that you are buying a car that is worth your money.