Source: Pixabay You’ve worked hard and saved up for the longest time, and now you’re ready to buy a new or used vehicle. Then, you find the perfect one that fits your needs and budget. Now, you’re probably asking: should I pay cash or take out a car loan? We’ve all heard before that “cash is king” when buying a new vehicle. It’s evident that many consumers see the benefits of holding on to their cash and go with financing instead.
Source: Pixabay With rising fuel prices and people becoming more conscious about their carbon footprint, buying an all-electric vehicle is increasingly becoming an attractive option for many consumers. And when it comes to electric cars, one brand name that will likely spring into your mind is Tesla. Tesla has spearheaded the EV market for over a decade and has undoubtedly popularized the all-electric movement. Thanks to the combination of cutting-edge tech, clever marketing, and the antics of its eccentric CEO Elon Musk, Tesla became a household name, not just in the EV space but also in the entire automotive industry.
Source: Pixabay In case you haven’t noticed, the car rental industry has changed since the pandemic. The days of finding low-priced cars for use on vacation and business trips are long gone. In response to a lack of travelers during the height of COVID-19, car rental companies scaled back their fleets, which resulted in increased prices. A condition that still exists, even as people again take to the skies. With this in mind, let’s explore the best car rental hacks.
Lucid by Ganbaruby — CC-BY-SA-4.0 For those looking for a luxury sedan or high-performance electric vehicle (EV), or both, the Lucid Air offers a compelling choice. Its sleek styling, neck-snapping acceleration, and industry-leading range make it a car worth checking out. So, wanting to take a Lucid test drive is natural. Before making a purchase, let’s review what you need to do to get behind the wheel of this luxury EV.
Source: Pixabay A test drive is one of the most important steps when buying a new car. Getting behind the wheel is the only proper way to determine if a vehicle is right for you. Just because a car looks great on the outside and comes with a desirable interior, it doesn’t mean it will drive and handle in a way that’s comfortable to you. Experiencing the car for yourself will give you much insight into making an informed decision.
Source: Pixabay Over the past decade, no car manufacturer has lit the industry on fire better than Tesla Motors. While almost all car brands have their EV lineups, one could say that Tesla single-handedly ushered in the rise of electric vehicles and made them more mainstream. Nowadays, driving on the freeway is relatively hard without seeing a Tesla model or three. With that said, if you’re interested in buying a Tesla or electric vehicles in general, you’re probably wondering what it’s like to drive one.
Source: Pixabay Despite many vehicle retailers pushing the idea of an all-online buying process, there’s no substitute for getting behind the wheel of a car that’s being considered. Test drives allow prospective buyers to better understand how a vehicle handles while evaluating features and functionality. The CarMax 24-hour Test Drive expands on this traditional dealer experience. While some individual retailers have offered extended test drives on a case-by-case basis, CarMax’s program formalized the approach at all 240 nationwide locations.
Source: Pixabay Purchasing a car is a big commitment and a significant financial investment. A car is never considered an impulse buy unless you’re rolling in cash. According to a 2021 Statista research, new car buyers in America spend around 5 hours and 22 minutes researching their prospective vehicles. While it’s lower than the previous years, it’s still a considerable time spent on research. However, learning what a car, truck, or SUV has to offer is just the tip of the purchasing decision.
Rivian by Kevauto — CC-BY-SA-4.0 As far as electric vehicles go, Rivian is undoubtedly one of the more promising up-and-comers in the market. The all-electric Rivian R1T and R1S were proven to be quite popular among consumers, with pre-orders flying off and quickly selling out. With its growing popularity, many of you are probably thinking of getting your hands on a new Rivian, especially when EVs are becoming more attractive options by the day.