When you’re raising a family, sometimes it feels like you’re surrounded by rising expenses on all sides. You need to buy things for the kids like tutor sessions or fun activities to enjoy, while also paying for food and housing. Juggling all this can be stressful.
That’s why it’s important to reduce expenses where possible. One of the main drains in a family’s budget is transportation. None of us have control over the cost of fuel or car insurance, but there are smart tips you can keep in mind when it comes time to buy the family vehicle. Here are a few ideas you can use right away.
Buy from the Right Dealership
It’s possible to get a deal with monthly specials on new cars that your family will love, at a price that you’ll love.
You can opt for a popular crossover-SUV like the Mazda CX-5, which has an array of safety features which protect you, your passengers, and everyone immediately outside the car too. These luxury vehicles have design features you’ll love to look at, newly-designed seats and interiors, and they drive with a spunk you won’t believe is possible until you get behind the wheel yourself.
These are the perfect vehicles to navigate both Canada’s densest downtowns and our rugged winters. Whether you need to haul groceries back or take the kids to play, the storage capacity is more than ample to meet all of your family’s needs.
There are also deals to be had on beloved sedans like the Mazda3. The latest models also come with a full suite of safety features and the latest in i-Activ all-wheel-drive technology. You won’t believe how responsive the car is to your intentions as a driver, and you’ll be able to safely pass trucks on the highway and navigate poor road conditions.
The Mazda3 has a stereo system you’ll love, and which can easily connect to your smartphone, whether it’s an Apple or Android. Finally, it’ll save you money at the pump too, as the 2019 Mazda3 is able to get up to 6.4 L / 100km of highway driving.
Buy Used, Smartly
The traditional trade-off when buying a car used is to pay a lower price upfront in recognition that the condition of the parts under the car’s hood can’t be vouched for — Mazda has a used car buying program that turns this on its head!
Every single vehicle in Mazda’s Certified Pre-Owned program has been thoroughly inspected by a factory-trained Mazda technician and comes with a 7-year/140,000 km Limited Powertrain Warranty. Plus, it also comes with 24-hour emergency roadside assistance anywhere in Canada or mainland United States. In other words, you can buy a used car for less, but with all the confidence you feel when buying one new.
Keep these tips in mind when it comes time to buy the family vehicle, and avoid the financial squeeze that can often come with purchasing a car.