If you’re looking at buying a new car, chances are you’ve dreamt about buying a luxury car. You know the ones. The cars that can accelerate really quickly, have leather seats, make people think that you’re rich beyond compare, and are full of extras. The cars that can make grown men weep.
The good news is that most people can afford to buy this type of car. Some people just have to be willing to get a used vehicle. Before you run to the dealership and buy your new-to-you Aston Martin DB9, you have to be aware that taking care of a luxury vehicle is different than taking care of your average vehicle.
Cheap Is Expensive
For the sake of brevity, a normal car is going to be a non-luxury car. So, when you have a normal car certain upkeep is cheap. It only costs about $40 to get a new key made if you need it. You can get a new battery for less than $120. Your oil change normally costs less than $30. Certain upkeep of a normal car is cheap.
Now, if you look at that cheap stuff on a luxury car like the Aston Martin DB9, you’ll notice it’s not so cheap anymore. That new key that was going to cost around $40 is now around $600. A new battery would be more like $250. The oil change is now going to be around $400. All of this cheap stuff is a little more expensive.
Care Is Harder to Get
Not only is the small stuff going to be financially bigger, but the care is harder to get. Not every mechanic has the knowhow to take care of an Aston Martin. Because it’s a more expensive vehicle, you want to make sure that the person fixing it knows what they’re doing. Actually, you always want to make sure that the person fixing your vehicle knows what they’re doing, even if it’s just a normal car.
Before you buy your dream luxury car, make sure that there is someone near you who can do regular maintenance. Otherwise it may mean traveling just to get your oil changed or transmission flushed.
You Need More Insurance
You also have to realize that you’re going to need to pay more to insure your Aston Martin DB9. You don’t necessarily need to get different insurance than for a normal car. You just have to get more. It would cost more to replace or fix, so it makes sense that your premium would go up.
Part of luxury auto care in Charleston, or wherever, is making sure that you have the proper insurance. Talk with your insurance provider today to find out how much more you would have to pay to properly insure a luxury car.
You can own the luxury car of your dreams. You might even be able to find a used car at a reasonable price. You still have to be prepared to pay more for regular maintenance and insurance, and to go farther to get the care you need.
Being prepared is half of the battle. For some this information makes a luxury car a no go, but others are willing to pay the extra money to have the prestige and beauty that comes with a luxury car. Make sure that you are fully prepared for getting a luxury car by talking with your insurance provider before you make the purchase.