Safety vs Durability, which to go for when buying a new car

Going car-shopping can be a daunting experience, especially if the person buying has little to no automotive knowledge. One round around the dealerships, buyers might get frustrated with the number of options.

Some have decided to capitalize on this frustration and start an automotive purchasing consultancy business, looking to advise prospective buyers on their options, seeing how tiring it can be for people with less knowledge about cars to understand the difference between an aluminum chassis and carbon-fibre body.

Nevertheless, knowledge is power, and power is an important subject when talking about cars. One thing all car buyers need to do firsthand before spending anything is to determine what is the use of the car, and how will it be used, answering that question can get many obstacles out of the way. For example, it wouldn’t make sense for someone living in the countryside to obtain a small hatchback, being small in capacity and tire size, also commonly less powerful, it just won’t do. Therefore, it would make more sense to get a pickup or a 4×4, something rigid enough to handle the terrains.

Another important thing to put in mind is cost, it goes without saying that knowing the budget mainly controls the list of options. There is a myth claiming that expensive cars are presumably so because they don’t require much maintenance, this might be a good chance to debunk that claim and say anything that uses a motor and runs on wheels will someday seize to move. Regular and timed service helps, but they won’t increase the lifespan of a certain part, there will come a time for a car owner when shopping for spare parts is necessary for them.

In comparison, every vehicle manufacturer will boast its production, claiming this is the safest, that one is the most affordable, and this one is surely drivable and hassle-free. However, in reality, how might one balance that? Should a buyer opt for an expensive but well-equipped vehicle with comfy hand-knitted seats, or a super-saver that will certainly get the job done but the thrill of the ride is guaranteed (due to seemingly loose screws)? Well, it wouldn’t necessarily go that far, generally, vehicle manufacturerdoes their possible best to produce cars that tick all the right boxes.

Safety is needed for someone who has reasons to worry more than the average driver, like a baby on board perhaps, only an adrenaline enthusiast would put a baby car seat in a Ferrari 488 Scuderia. This is probably why new parents change their cars – or buy new ones – and get a van or SUV. On the other hand, durability is a must consider for someone with a limited budget or those who don’t wish to upgrade in the near future.

Be that as it may, prospective car buyers must incorporate these two questions when setting up to go car hunting, why do I need it? And how much will it cost? Some cars hold a low price tag, but their service fee is quite high. This is an issue of service and spare parts availability, it may depend on the car brand, and also on the year of make and model of the car.

In conclusion, while having a Mercedes-Benz is prestigious, there is nothing wrong with getting a Hyundai, as long as the car gets the job done, it should be relatively fine. Just avoid driving to expensive places, for the sake of not looking odd amongst the crowd.

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