Shopping For A New Car

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Shopping For A New Car

When my boss told me that he needed me to shop for some fleet vehicles for our business, I thought I would be getting a well-deserved break from work. Unfortunately, the task quickly snowballed into a giant ordeal. In addition to finding a dealer that we could trust, I also didn't really know how to decide between makes and models. However, after a lot of research, I was able to narrow down my choices. I was able to find a group of cars that our salespeople could drive comfortably, and it really helped our business to branch out. This blog is all about shopping for new cars, and how to avoid some of the more common pitfalls.


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The Four Biggest Advantages Of A Manual Transmission

When it comes to buying a car, you have a choice between two basic options, which are a manual or automatic transmission with all make and model vehicles. While not everyone knows how to drive a manual, it's definitely worth learning or taking advantage of if you do know how to drive one. Here are the four biggest advantages of purchasing a manual transmission vehicle:

  1. The Price is Lower: Purchasing a manual transmission vehicle is often significantly cheaper than an automatic vehicle. This is simply because manual transmissions are not as desirable to the average driver because not many people know how to drive these types of vehicles. To sell them faster, the dealers will often have the price much lower for their customers. 
  2. The Maintenance is Less: Next, the maintenance needed for a manual transmission vehicle is much less, which is great if you are looking to save even more money on the overall costs of owning a car. The reason behind this is that manual transmission vehicles have less moving parts and are built to be more simple. You can also expect to pay less for oil changes and other basic maintenance services.
  3. The Fuel Economy is Better: Yet another way to save money, manual transmissions have better fuel economy. This is only, of course, if you know how to drive them correctly, so be sure that you take driving courses if necessary. This is because you have more control over the optimization of your drive instead of relying on the car alone to switch gears. 
  4. The Chance of Theft is Reduced: While this isn't always a concern for some drivers, it just might be if you live in a high crime rate area, you travel a lot, or you often park outside of a secure garage. Since the chance of a thief knowing how to drive a manual is significantly less, you can expect that you are less likely to be a victim of car theft, which is just a huge annoyance and stressful event if it does occur. 

With these four advantages of buying a manual transmission vehicle in mind, you can see why it may be best to look at these specific vehicles alone when you go car shopping. You can leave the dealer with a new car that cost you significantly less than what it would've with better protection than an automatic vehicle. 

Contact a dealership that has new cars for sale for more information and assistance.