Tips for buying your first car

Looking for your first car is an exciting time, but it can also be confusing. Knowing which car to go for and the things to look out for can be tricky when you have never been in the market before. We have put together our top tips to help you in your search, so read on to find out more.


Think about what you will be using your first car for and what you really need. Looking for a car with all the bells and whistles could land you in hot water financially, especially with insurance costs too.


Set a budget and stick to it, whether you are opting for an outright payment or for a monthly finance deal. It is vital that you are firm with your budget and make sure you factor in insurance and servicing costs.


Do you need an SUV as your first car or would a super-mini suit you better? Consider the size of your future vehicle, think about the boot space you need and how many passengers you will have on board. This will help you get a clear view on the kind of car you are looking for and will narrow down your search.


Doing your research before you head into a showroom is key. Know what kind of car you’re looking for including age, mileage and target price. Being clued up is a great way to start your search and will give you more confidence when shopping, it could also potentially lead to you finding your dream car a lot quicker and easier.

There are our few top tips to buying your first car. Remember, this should be an exciting experience, so enjoy every moment. If you are looking for your first car – or a used car – in Birmingham, get in touch with the team at Smallbone and S