Tips for First-Time Car Buyers

“Tips for First-Time Car Buyers”

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post.

A lot of things have changed since I bought my first car. It seemed like when my dad took me to buy my first car it was a pretty simple process. It was an honest salesman and he helped us find a car that was perfect for my needs.

In this day and age having that type of experience can sometimes be few and far between. It can be pretty overwhelming for a first time car buyer, but thanks to Nationwide, and their “In The Nation” blog post, I can share a few tips with you.

Whether you are buying your first car yourself or you are helping your teenager buy their first vehicle, by following Nationwide’s simple three step approach, you can take a little bit of the headache out of the process.

Unless you have the cash to buy the car, you will need to know about financing. Using the tools that the “In The Nation” blog post provides, you can estimate your monthly payment or purchase price with their auto payment calculator You can also compare low interest financing with their financing calculator and even get pre-approval for an auto loan with their auto loan application.

The, In The Nation, blog post gives you the resources to help you find the right car for you and your budget by preparing you for your purchase, deciding if a new, used or a lease is the best option for you, what safety features are actually worth it and what add-ons to avoid.

Nationwide shares with you the safest used cars for first-time driver and guides you to online sites to get upfront dealership prices

By visiting Nationwide’s “In The Nation” blog post, the last step of their three-step plan is to buy the car. They offer a printable used car inspection checklist, tips on how to take advantage of sales and promotions, how to test-drive a car and how to navigate around the whole car-buying process.

3. Buy – Once you’ve narrowed your car selection, head to the dealership. And if you’re pre-approved for a loan, you can access your application from any device and complete the paperwork.

I can tell you this, this is the type of information I wish I had when buying my second and third car as an adult. It can be pretty stressful to buy a new car, just ask my husband who has walked out of many car dealerships in a fit of rage. Fortunately Nationwide can help you make buying your first car a very simple process, though these tips are fantastic for anyone buying a car at any time.


Now, what are you waiting for? Get all the tips & tricks from Nationwide by reading their guide here: First-Time Car Buyer Guide: Tools and Resources.

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