Buying Your First Car
26 Oct 2017

Buying Your First Car

Buying your first car be stressful. You may find it beneficial to take your time to decide what car you are going to buy so you don’t make a rash decision. If you’re looking at modifying it, then car tuning in Hertfordshire will provide you with a professional service giving your car greater torque and throttle response.


Consider a Budget

Buying a car can be very expensive and setting yourself a budget will enable you to find a vehicle suited to what you can afford. It’s not just the price of the car you need to consider, but you also need to take into account how much it will cost to fill up with fuel and how regularly you will have to do that. You need to think about how much it will be to insure and how much road tax you will need to pay.



Insurance is a huge part of owning a car. The cost of insurance will vary based on many factors, a few of these are, the type of car, your experience driving, your age and any claims and convictions you may have had. Insurance is a legal obligation to driving a car alongside having to pay road tax. If you don’t have either of them, then you will be unable to drive the car on the road.


Type of Car You Want

Think carefully about the car you want as your first car. Choosing one that has a big engine is likely to be significantly more expensive than one with a smaller engine. Often when buying a first car people tend to go small, however, don’t let statistics stop you from getting the car you want. If you’re unsure what car to get, do some research into car companies and compare the most reliable makes.



Once you have your car, you may want to modify it to make it suited to your style. This could involve having the ECU remapped, windows tinted, the vehicle wrapped or even the EGR valve removed. Modifying your car gives it more of a personal touch and will make it feel more like your own. EGR removal in Hertfordshire has trained experts who will be able to remove your exhaust gas recirculation valve without a hassle.


Extras To Think About

Along with all the above, you may find it beneficial to think about the car’s MOT, tyres and mileage. When you find a vehicle you like the look of and go to see it, take a look at its tyres, how many miles it has done and its previous MOT certificates. The tyres will give you an indication of how well the cars been looked after. The mileage will provide you with an insight into how much it’s been used, therefore, how worn out it may be. Finally, the MOT certificates will inform you about any previous problems with the car.